Man escapes police custody in Welsh

Rodney D. Drake (Source: Welsh Police Dept.)
Rodney D. Drake (Source: Welsh Police Dept.)

WELSH, LA (KPLC) - Authorities in Welsh say a man escaped police custody Wednesday night.  In an email to KPLC-TV, authorities said Rodney D. Drake escaped from the Welsh Police Dept. at 6:11 P.M. from the jail.

Authorities say Drake is 29 years old and was in jail for a probation violation.  Police also said Drake was under investigation in relation to a battery case.

Rodney D. Drake is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 160 lbs.  His last known address was on 9th Ave. in Lake Charles.

If you have information about Drake and or his location, you can call the Welsh Police Dept. at(337) 734-2626 or your local authorities.

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