UPDATE: Russian Man Who Escaped ICE Detention Center in Evangeline Parish Back in Custody
Authorities in Evangeline Parish are warning the general public to avoid a Russian man who escaped from a local ICE detention center.
According to our media partners at KATC and Evangeline Parish authorities, the Pine Prairie escapee is now back in custody.
Sheriff Charles Guillory reports that the inmate flagged officers down about three miles away from the facility.
Lavrentev was reportedly unarmed and has "no criminal background.
According to a KLFY report, Konstantin Lavrentev (27) is on the loose after hopping a fence and disappearing into the woods behind the Pine Prarie Detention Center in Evangeline Parish.
According to new details from KATC's Jim Hummel, Laverentev was in custody after trying to illegally cross the US-Mexico border.
Detectives are searching for Lavrentev, warning the public to avoid approaching the escapee if he is located.
We have set up a parameter and are actively searching the area. Please do not approach if located.
Public information officer Monica Reed says that Lavrentev is 5'9, weighing 175 pounds. He also has a light beard and is of Russian descent.
Anyone who does see someone fitting his description should call 911 or the local sheriff's office at 337-363-2161.