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IN CUSTODY: Inmate who disappeared from work detail in Coushatta back in custody

Ranson Thomas, 43
Ranson Thomas, 43(Red River Parish Sheriff's Office)
Published: Dec. 3, 2021 at 8:46 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 3, 2021 at 8:40 PM CST

COUSHATTA, La. (KSLA) - According to the Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office, the inmate who walked away from a work detail on Dec. 2 is now back in custody.

Officials say Ranson Thomas, 43, disappeared from the site on Highway 371 around 6:20 a.m. and headed in an unknown direction. They’re not sure if an accomplice was involved or not.

Thomas was taken into custody without incident at a residence in the Fairview Alpha community by Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s deputies, with assistance from a Red River Parish K-9 unit.

He will be booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center as a fugitive from Red River Parish before being transferred to the Red River Parish Jail. There he will be booked on additional charges.

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