UPDATE: (10/26/22)

Officials from the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office say a woman who fled custody while at a hospital has now been captured.

No other details are being released.

ORIGINAL: (10/25/22)

Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Spokeswoman Valerie Ponseti says that a female inmate escaped custody while at Lafayette Ochsner Medical Center according to KLFY.

Officials say the female inmate would be wearing an orange jumpsuit and would be handcuffed in the front.

Ponseti says the female inmate has tattoos.

If you think you know the whereabouts of the inmate, you are asked to call 911.

The inmate escaped from the hospital Monday night.

UPDATE: (10/26/22)

Authorities have released a video of a female inmate that escaped from Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center on Monday night.

Inmate Running

LPSO Spokeswoman Valerie Ponseti said a female inmate managed to escape custody earlier this week (Oct. 25) while getting medical treatment. Police are still searching for the inmate, identified as 22-year-old Dervanisha Carter.

Carter was in custody on multiple charges including the illegal discharge of a weapon.

She escaped from Ochsner Lafayette General while wearing an orange jumpsuit and was still handcuffed in front when she made a run for it.

Police don't believe that Carter is a danger to herself or the public but the search for the escaped inmate continues.

Surveillance video obtained by News 10 shows Carter escaping from Ochsner Lafayette Medical Center. Ponseti says,

Whether it be a personal address she may be in the area, it’s possible there are family members, friends, acquaintances and places that she may have been known to frequent that she may have ties to or she may have gone to take refuge.

In addition to continuing their search for Carter, Ponseti said police are also looking at how they can improve when it comes to policies and procedures related to escorting individuals.

We will continue to look at the video to see how we can improve and what happened and how she was able to slip out.

LPSO also reminds the public that "aiding and abetting a fugitive is a crime that carries jail time and a fine."

Anyone with information on Carter's escape or her current whereabouts is encouraged to call 911 or the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office at 337-232-9211.

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