EBRSO: 2 escaped work release inmates back in custody

EBRSO: 2 escaped work release inmates back in custody
Source: WAFB
Source: WAFB

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Two escaped work release inmate are back in custody after a manhunt was underway in the Scotlandville area.

Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office were searching for the inmates near the Elm Grove Garden motel.

K-9s had been called in to assist with the search. Officers with the Baton Rouge Police Department were also assisting.

Officials said the two work release inmates, 33-year-old Elwood Billiot and 25-year-old Douglas Ellison, walked off from a job site near the parish prison.

This story will be updated with new information as soon as it becomes available.

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