25 year old Jamal Scott James is being sought by the St. Landry
Sheriff's Office in connection with a brutal rape and attempted murder. At approximately 10:00 o'clock Friday night a woman was found naked and badly beaten at the Beau Chene Truck Stop in Grand Coteau. After viewing surveillance footage James was identified as a suspect and a warrant was issued for his arrest. If you know the whereabouts of Jamal Scott James you're asked to call the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office or 911. James is considered armed and dangerous and no effort should be made to apprehend or follow him. A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his arrest.