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Evangeline Parish sheriff's deputies search for inmate who escaped


VILLE PLATTE, Louisiana — Evangeline Parish Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who escaped from prison.

Authorities say 22-year-old Zachary Deville fled the Southwest Louisiana Correctional Center in Basile shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday. The Advertiser reports ( ) Deville was serving time on a burglary charge when he escaped.

Deville is described as a white male, about 5'7? tall and weighs about 135 pounds. Authorities say he was wearing a prison issued uniform at the time of the escape.

Anyone with information on Deville's whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff's office at 337-363-3345. Police also are asking that area residents keep their homes and vehicles locked.

Information from: The Advertiser,

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