Pregnant escapee captured, returned to Sabine Parish lockup

Published: Jun. 9, 2016 at 8:04 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 9, 2016 at 6:35 PM CDT
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SABINE PARISH, LA (KSLA) - A pregnant inmate who escaped from the Sabine Parish Women's Facility late Wednesday night is back in custody after nearly 14 hours on the run.

Olive Ashtine Somersall, 33, of Many, was being held on a probation violation for aggravated battery when she was discovered missing during regular rounds about 11:30 p.m. June 8.

She escaped by gaining access to the elevator while the on-duty deputy was distracted with other inmates, according to a statement from Joe Dewil Jr., warden of Sabine Parish Detention Center.

Dewil says Somersall was captured around 1:15 p.m. Thursday, after the sheriff's office got a call around 1 p.m. reporting that she had been spotted walking along Newton Rd. in Many, which is about 4 miles from the facility. Deputies quickly found her and took her into custody without incident.

Somersall, who is 6 months pregnant, is now being booked on a charge of simple escape.

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