UPDATE 3:15 p.m.: The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office reports Simon has been located and has been returned to police custody.


Law enforcement officials are searching for a Lafayette Parish inmate who was improperly released this afternoon.

Sheriff's spokesman Lt. John Babin reported 29-year-old Joshua Simon was released around 12:20 p,m, Wednesday.

Simon is described as a white male standing 5-feet-6-inches tall, weighing 155 pounds and was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans.

Simon was being held for nonpayment for child support.

Anyone with information on the location of this subject can call the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office at 337-236-5895 or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 337-232-TIPS ( 8477.