Rapides inmate briefly escapes custody, quickly apprehended

Johnny Ellison Bennett, Jr. (RPSO)

ALEXANDRIA, La. (RPSO) - An inmate briefly escaped the custody of a Rapides Parish Corrections Deputy Tuesday morning.

During a scheduled appointment outside of the Rapides Parish Detention Center, Johnny Ellison Bennett, Jr., 24, escaped around 11 a.m.

Deputies and APD officers immediately responded. Bennett was quickly located and taken into custody.

Bennett was arrested and booked in reference to simple escape from a DOC facility.

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