Prisoner escapes West Feliciana Prison

Prisoner escapes West Feliciana Prison
West Feliciana Sheriff's Office

POSTED: Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 7:49pm

UPDATED: Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 7:53pm

This is an NBC33 News update: New details have surfaced surrounding escaped inmate David St. Germaine.

Sheriff J. Austin Daniel of the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office says Germaine broke into a building just south of the parish and stole food and liquor in the hours after his escape. He then left the parish and headed for Zachary where he stole a truck and some credit cards.

From there, Germaine headed to Slidell to find a woman he calls his “substitute mom.” When he approached her, she told him to leave and called the police. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has been tracking him all day and are confident they will have him in cuffs by the end of the night.

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) -- A prisoner is on the loose, after escaping from the West Feliciana Parish jail Sunday. According to officials at the jail, David St. Germaine, 46, has been missing since at least 5:30pm Sunday. They don't know how he escaped, but are searching a three mile perimeter of the jail right now. The chase team from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola has been called in to help find St. Germaine.

St. Germain was being held at the jail for parole violations for theft charges.

Watch NBC 33 News at 5 p.m. for the latest on the St. Francisville manhunt.

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