Monroe police searching for escaped inmate

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On July 25, 2017 at 11:50 AM, Thirty Two year old Matrell Hamilton, a black male, date of birth January 12, 1985 was a Monroe Police department inmate trustee.

He was dropped off at 2500 Sycamore St. (Forsythe Golf Course) for a work detail. A golf course employee advised Monroe officers that Hamilton was last seen riding a golf cart on the East side of the golf course in the rear of the swimming pool area.

The employee further stated that when he tried to locate Hamilton approximately fifteen minutes later to help mow the golf course, Hamilton was nowhere to be found.

Officers made contact with his mother Melba Hamilton at her residence. She stated that her son had just come to her residence a little while ago telling her that he had gotten out of the Richwood Correctional Center early due to his good behavior.

Hamilton had been incarcerated at the Richwood Correctional Center for failure to appear, disturbing the peace, and failure to appear on shoplifting.

A warrant has been obtained for the arrest of Martell Hamilton on the charges of simple escape. Hamilton is described as being approximately 5’7–5’8 tall, weighing 145–150 lbs.

He is dark complicated and has a tattoo of his name on one of his wrist. Hamilton is known to frequent the area of 565 Martin Luther King Jr Drive, the (Valero) service station.

If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Matrell Hamilton please contact the Monroe police department at (318)329-2600, MPD Facebook, MyPD phone app or YourMPD.

A person may also contact Crimestoppers at (318) 388-CASH. If your tip leads to an arrest and/or indictment, you will be eligible to receive a cash reward up to $2,000.00. Your information remains confidential; you never leave your name and you never have to appear in court.

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