FARMERVILLE, La (KTVE/KARD) — The Union Parish Sheriff’s Department is attempting to locate an inmate that escaped while on work-release. The sheriff of the department believes that the inmate’s escape was planned.

On January 3, Kamren Gautreaux walked away from a job site near Sardis Church Road.

Police say Gautreaux told deputies he needed to use the restroom and shortly after he disappeared. Gautreaux is described as 5’5 and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a white jacket. Union Parish Sheriff Dusty Gates says the detention center is adjusting their work release policies in order to prevent more inmates from escaping.

“It does look like it was a planned escape, the investigation has determined that apparently he had an accomplice to his escape also. The detention center is reviewing the policies concerning the handling of inmates on the work release crews, and they are reviewing those policies and will be making changes”, said Gates.

If you have any information regarding Gautreaux’s whereabouts, contact the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-368-3124 or Crime Stoppers at 318-388-CASH.