Crime

Authorities to hold news conference in Ragley on search for escaped inmate

Inmate Desmond Louis is accused of walking off a job in Lake Charles. Louis was last seen in orange shorts and no shirt after walking off a job site at Cancun Restaurant on Ryan Street in Lake Charles between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, according to Paul Perkins with Louisiana Workforce, LLC.

Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) – The Beauregard and Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Offices are continuing to search for an escaped Calcasieu Parish inmate in the Ragley/Victoria Acres area.

Residents in the area are being asked to remain in their homes and secure doors, windows, and vehicles.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office says Desmond Louis should be considered armed and dangerous.

Calcasieu Sheriff Tony Mancuso and Beauregard Sheriff Mark Herford will hold a joint news conference at 2:30 p.m. to give an update on the search.

Authorities say Louis, who weighs approximately 150 pounds and is 5-foot-6, was last seen in orange shorts and no shirt.

Louis walked off a job site at Cancun Restaurant on Ryan Street in Lake Charles between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, according to Paul Perkins with Louisiana Workforce, LLC.

If you see or know of Louis’s location, authorities ask that you call 911 immediately and do not approach him.

Written by KPLC Digital Team

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