Inmate escapes from Lafourche Parish Detention Center

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UPDATE: Escaped inmate Larry Sonny Hampton has been recaptured.

THIBODAUX, La. (WGNO) – The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for an inmate who escaped from custody in Thibodaux.

Sheriff Craig Webre announced this morning that 31-year-old Larry Sonny Hampton escaped from the Lafourche Parish Detention Center between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. this morning by kicking out and climbing through a 12” x 12” fan vent before scaling the perimeter fence at the detention center, which included two sets of razor wire. The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently utilizing all available resources in searching for Hampton.

Hampton was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on December 6, 2016, after turning himself in due to an active warrant for a parole violation, according to the LPSO.

Hampton was being held without bond for Louisiana Probation and Parole. His criminal history dates back to 2004 and includes six other prior arrests for charges including battery, theft, purse snatching, burglary, and criminal damage to property.

Hampton has several tattoos on his face, neck, arms and back. Anyone who sees Hampton or has knowledge of his whereabouts is asked to call 9-1-1 or contact Crime Stoppers Bayou Region at 1-800-743-7433.