UPDATE: Swanson escapee caught in Northwest Louisiana


UPDATE: (7/22/19) The second escaped juvenile was caught around 9:30 A.M. and turned over to the custody of Louisiana State Police and the Office of Juvenile Justice.

ORIGINAL: CADDO PARISH, La. – (7/21/19) Louisiana State Police is asking for the public’s help in locating a juvenile, 16-year-old Kelvin Williams, who escaped from the Swanson Correctional Center in Monroe, LA.

Williams, incarcerated for attempted armed robbery and illegal possession of a firearm, has a history of firearm-related offenses and is considered dangerous.

On July 19, 2019, at approximately 4:30 a.m., Williams and another juvenile escaped from the Swanson Correctional Center. During their escape, the juveniles burglarized a vehicle and a cellular phone was stolen. At approximately 11:00 p.m., the other juvenile was apprehended in Shreveport.

Williams’ last known address is in the Shreveport/Bossier area. Williams is a black male, approximately 5 feet 8 inches, and weighs approximately 165 pounds.

Williams now holds active warrants for simple escape and simple burglary.

Anyone with any information concerning the whereabouts of Williams is asked to contact Louisiana State Police Troop G at 318-741-7411 or their local law enforcement agency.

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