Escapee jumps out of moving van; tracked down from manhunt
POSTED: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 3:33pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 5:17pm
POINTE COUPEE PARISH, LA (NBC33) — An inmate tries to make a run for it in Pointe Coupee Parish, but doesn't get too far.
Deputies in Pointe Coupee Parish say Deljoaoti Smith, 19, jumped out of the van that was transporting him to the jail and ran into the woods.
This happened around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13 and it took multiple agencies including the Angola chase team about an hour an a half to finally track him down.
Smith was enrolled in a special training program in Laccassine after being arrested in last year for Simple Burglary.
We're told smith broke rules and that's why he was sent back to the slammer.
Smith now has to answer to simple escape charges he's already been sentenced to five years in jail for the burglary charge.