Inmate who escaped from hospital captured in Shreveport; girlfriend also charged

Published: May. 12, 2022 at 10:01 AM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - An inmate who escaped from custody was captured in Shreveport on Wednesday, May 11.

The Shreveport Police Department says Wednesday around 4:30 p.m., officers with SPD and the U.S. Marshals Service Task Force arrested an inmate who was found in the 3500 block of Lakeland Avenue.

Police say Cortez Belion, 22, was in the custody of BPSO for felony charges stemming from an incident that happened in Bossier City. On May 8, Belion was taken to a Shreveport hospital for treatment. While there, police say he escaped from the custody of a private security company, North West Louisiana Security Service, which is based out of Blanchard, contracted by BPSO.

Officials with BPSO say typically when they’re taking an inmate to the hospital, they contact the security company, which takes the inmate into custody upon deputies’ arrival. Once the inmate has been treated, they’re placed back into the care of the deputy. However, officials in Bossier say with inmates accused of more serious offenses, the deputies will remain with the inmate until the medical visit is over.

Agents were able to determine Belion was at a house in the 3500 block of Lakeland Avenue. The Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office says this location is the home of Belion’s girlfriend, Summer Daniels. A K-9 unit responded to the scene and was able to assist in finding Belion, who was hiding in the house. He was taken into custody without incident and charged with aggravated escape.

Daniels was also taken into custody and booked into the Caddo Correctional Center on one count of harboring a fugitive.

BPSO says Belion was initially arrested for domestic abuse battery with child endangerment, simple criminal damage to property, and possession of schedule I narcotics. His bond is currently set at $60,000; he’s being jailed at the Shreveport City Jail.

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