ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Two inmates escaped from the Ascension Parish Jail in Donaldsonville on Thursday, May 21, at 7:29 p.m.
Deputies received an anonymous tip from a person driving by the jail who noticed what appeared to be two male inmates located outside the jail's security fence.
Jail personnel identified the two missing inmates as Lionel Caire of New Orleans and Brian K. Cavalier of Zachary.
Caire is being held on false imprisonment, simple criminal damage to property, armed robbery and theft charges.
Cavalier broke his ankle while jumping over the fence. He is being held on threatening communications charges.
The inmates were arrested and charged with escape.
The investigation continues as to how the inmates were able to breach the security perimeter.