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Man wanted for sex crimes escapes while handcuffed

Ricardo Rodriguez (Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office) Ricardo Rodriguez (Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office)
Ricardo Rodriguez (Source: APSO) Ricardo Rodriguez (Source: APSO)
GONZALES, LA (WAFB) -

Deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office are searching for a handcuffed man who got away from a deputy during his arrest.

The man, now identified as 22-year-old Ricardo Rodriguez, was under arrest for being wanted in Georgia for sex crimes. 

The Hispanic man ran from the deputy in the area of Airline Highway and Highway 74.

He was last seen wearing a purple/blue t-shirt and dark colored sweat pants with tennis shoes. He is 6 feet tall, weighs 180 pounds, has black hair and brown eyes, and was handcuffed with his hands behind his back at the time of the incident.

If you see this person, do not approach or confront him. Immediately call 911.

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