UPDATE: Escaped inmate from Rapides Detention Center 2 has been captured

Anthony Lee Wells (RPSO)
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Published: Dec. 2, 2019 at 10:12 AM CST
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UPDATE: Anthony Lee Wells, who escaped Sunday night from the Rapides Detention Center #2, has been located and taken into custody.


An inmate who was being detained at the Rapides Detention Center #2 escaped Sunday night around 9:30 p.m.

RPSO says Anthony Lee Wells, 33, was being detained at the Detention Center on Allison Drive in Alexandria, in reference to serving time related to a previous conviction. Following the nightly headcount, Wells was discovered missing.

Wells is described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, weighs approximately 165 pounds, has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt and jeans.

Wells has previous convictions for burglary. He has no prior convictions of violent charges and is not considered dangerous at this time. However, Wells is considered an escapee and anyone assisting Wells will be charged accordingly.

If anyone has seen Anthony Lee Wells or has any information as to his whereabouts, you are asked to call the RPSO Main Office at 318-473-6700 or Crime Stoppers at 318-443-7867.

RPSO detectives and members of the U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force are also assisting in the search.

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