Assistance needed in locating escaped VPPD inmate
Chief Neal Lartigue with the Ville Platte Police Department is asking residents for information on an escaped inmate.
On July 5, 2018 an inmate was transported to the Ville Platte City Jail from the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office on misdemeanor charges of delinquent fines, and as the Sheriff’s Deputy removed the handcuffs and turned to leave the building, the inmate shoved the deputy and escaped from the city jail. After escaping on foot the inmate stole a bicycle from a nearby yard and left the area.
Kenneth Perkins Jr. age 35, last known address of 607 East Jackson Street, Ville Platte is wanted on a warrant for additional charges of escape, theft and battery on a correction officer.
Perkins was not considered armed or dangerous at the time of escape.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of this Kenneth Perkins Jr., please contact the Ville Platte Police Department at 363-1313. Your call will remain anonymous.