NOPD Release the Identity of the Escaped Suspect

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The man who escaped from the open gate at Orleans Parish Prison has been identified by the police. The New Orleans police said that the man had given them a fake name and slipped out of his handcuffs and then fled from the gate.

The man has been identified as Eddie Brown, 28. Brown escaped when he was being booked into the central lock-up on the South Broad Street. Police had arrested Brown and charges him for various offenses including drug possession and illegal carrying of a weapon.

Initially, police had released the identity of the escapee as Darrel Williams, 31, and had released a driver’s license photo of the man. But later they withdrew the name and the photo on Sunday afternoon.

The investigation revealed that Brown was the suspect. Police said that Brown was being transferred from Interim Louisiana State University Hospital to the jail, when he escaped. He was taken to the hospital to get a cast on his right arm. Police said that Brown wiggle out of the handcuff and ran out of the open gate of the jail which is located on South Broad Street.

Brown was described by the police as 6 feet tall and weighing about 160 pounds. He was seen wearing gray T-shirt, ripped blue jeans and dark tennis shoes, last time. He also wore a brown wooden rosary around his neck.

The Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office said that Brown was still in New Orleans Police Department’s custody when he escaped. He had not yet been booked in… MORE

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