Search underway after inmate escapes in Sabine Parish

SABINE PARISH, La. - Authorities are trying to track down an inmate who escaped in Sabine Parish.

Shortly after 4 a.m. Tuesday an inmate at the Sabine Parish Detention Center was discovered missing.

Jason “Scotty” Meshell, 36, of Zwolle, was discovered missing during regular rounds and it was later found that he was able to gain access to an unlocked gate after attending religious services in the chapel, which was under repair.

Meshell is a white male who stands 5’4” tall and weighs 130 lbs. He has black hair with a beard and was last seen wearing a navy jumpsuit.

Meshell was being held on a parole violation for possession of Schedule II, as well as failure to register as a sex offender, obstruction of a public passage, careless operation, resisting by flight, flight from an officer,
and switched plates.

If anyone has information concerning the whereabouts of Meshell, please contact the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Department at 318-256-9241.
 


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