Escaped female prisoner caught; Assumption sheriff says investigation of escape is ongoing _lowres

Felicia Daigle

A 30-year-old Napoleonville woman who escaped from custody while being transported to Avoyelles Women’s Correction Center at 6:40 p.m. Thursday was back in custody by 10:20 p.m., said Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack.

Felicia Daigle, 30, of 394 La. 1012, Napoleonville, was arrested Thursday on theft charges and was not considered armed or dangerous, he said.

Waguespack said Avoyelles Women’s Correction Center holds the parish’s female pre-trial prisoners. Daigle was being transported there when she apparently opened the door of the van, got out and started running near the intersection of La. 69 and La. 70, Waguespack said.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing, and more information will be released Friday morning, the sheriff said.