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2 Inmates Escape from Parish Jail

Saturday, March 10, 2012

At approximately 136 AM two Lafayette Parish inmates overpowered a deputies and escaped from the parish jail.


The escapees were identified as:


Kevin Gildhouse W/M 12-21- 1989 6' tall 170 pounds currently has a goatee  Being held for First Degree Murder Armed Robbery last seen wearing sheriff's uniform


Tony Johnson B/M 05-08-1982 5'9" 180 pounds Hold for extradition Florida Armed Carjacking w/firearm, Armed Robbery Lafayette Parish Hold for St Martin Armed Robbery.  Last seen wearing a black and white inmate jumpsuit.


Mode of travel is unknown.


Both inmates are considered dangerous.   Any one with information should contact Lafayette Crime Stoppers

Kip Judice
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office
337 236-5876