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LPSO looking for information regarding inmate

Thursday, September 15, 2016



On September 14, 2016 at approximately 11:50 pm an inmate who was being housed at the Transitional Housing Unit which is located at the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Public Safety Complex on Willow Street walked away from the unit he was being housed in.

The inmate identified as Shane Paul Thomas w/m date of birth 03-15-1986 was incarcerated on theft and drug charges. Upon discovering that the inmate was missing an extensive search was conducted for him in the immediate and surrounding areas.

An active warrant for simple escape has been issued for Shane Paul Thomas.

Anyone with information on the possible whereabouts of Shane Paul Thomas can call 911, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office at 337-236-5895, or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 337-232-8477.


Colonel Carlos Stout

Julio Naudin
Communications Coordinator
LPSO
337.280.4629