LAFOURCHE, La (WGNO) — The search for a Lafourche Parish inmate is over and the man is back in custody, after escaping from the correctional facility Friday.

Deputies say on Sept. 16, they discovered that 23-year-old Leroy Miles Jr., escaped the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex. Further investigations revealed the 5’11″ 155-pound inmate, got out through a 10 by 14-inch drainage opening on the side of the building.

According to the LPSO website, Miles possibly had help from other inmates as well as a person on the outside. He was originally booked into the facility on Sept. 4, after being arrested for:

  • Aggravated flight from an officer and obstruction of justice in Lockport
  • Second degree murder and aggravated second degree battery in Lafayette Parish
  • Attempted second degree murder in Terrebonne Parish

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Multiple law enforcement agencies assisted the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office search for Miles.