Escapees from DC-3 Women’s Jail Facility in Cottonport, LA

In the early morning of September 5, 2023, the Avoyelles 911 Communication Center received a report from DC-3 Corrections Staff of a possible escape(s) from the facility in Cottonport, LA.  The Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana Department of Corrections / Raymond Laborde Correctional Center (RLCC) Chase Team and other local police agencies have responded to assist in locating the escapees.  APSO and the LA Dept. of Corrections have tracking K9s on the ground in search of the escapees.  The investigation and search are ongoing.

Updates to follow.

Sheriff David L. Dauzat would like to ask anyone with information or observing suspicious activity in the area to report it immediately to APSO by calling 318-253-4000 or 911 for an emergency.  He also advises people in the area to take the extra precautions of locking their vehicles and homes.