Police Investigate Prisoner Escape

Matthew Keyes
Matthew Keyes

The following is a news release from Lafayette Police Department:

On Thursday June 23, 2011 2:49 pm Lafayette Police were called to the intersection of Evangeline Thruway @ Mudd Avenue concerning an escaped prisoner.

The escapee was being transported to the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Department.

During the transport, the escapee managed to disable the restraints and exit the transport vehicle.  The escapee is identified as Matthew Keyes, Age 25, from Opelousas, Louisiana.

The escapee was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and dark pants.  Described as being 6-01", 150 Lbs, and braided hair.

Lafayette Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call the Lafayette Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.