Leesville Police searching for escapee

James I. Turner (Source: Leesville Police)
James I. Turner (Source: Leesville Police)

LEESVILLE, LA (KPLC) - LEESVILLE, LA (KPLC) - Authorities in Leesville are searching for a man who fled officers while he was being detained.

31-year-old James Izell Turner was being detained by Leesville Police officers on drug-related charges when he shoved a transport officer to the ground.

Turner fled the scene on foot. Authorities believe he is still in the Leesville area.

If you have any knowledge of his whereabouts, you are asked to call CrimeStoppers at 337-239-2233 or 337-238-0331.

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