Patient escapes transport custody; missing in Denham Springs area

POSTED: Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 11:02am

UPDATED: Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 11:09pm

A mental health patient being transported from Bogalusa to the Baton Rouge General Hospital escaped from custody last night, Wednesday, March 8, in the Denham Springs Area.

The Denham Springs Police Department reports that Matthew Maxwell, 29, of Prairieville escaped from the transport van after it exited I-12 and was stopped at a red light at Range Avenue.

Maxwell was unrestrained in the vehicle.

We’re told that Maxwell is considered a danger to himself.

Police Officers conducted an exhaustive search last night around the Bass Pro area, but were unable to locate Maxwell.

If you have any information regarding his whereabouts, contact the Denham Springs Police Department at (225) 665-5106 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867).

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