Manhunt underway for escapee who robbed bank - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Manhunt underway for escapee who robbed bank

EVANGELINE PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

State Police Sgt James Anderson confirms that Troop D is helping the Evangeline Parish Sheriff in the search for an alleged bank robber.

The bank is in the Evangeline Parish community of Vidrine, and the suspect is apparently Brian Keith Soileau.

Soileau escaped from Pine Prairie Correctional Facility back on October 13.

He's believed to be armed and dangerous and behind the wheel of a tan GMC truck with a tan camper. It's believed he could be heading west.

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Here is a Press Release from the Louisiana State Police:

The Louisiana State Police along with the U.S. Marshals are currently assisting the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office in looking for a jail escapee who robbed a bank this morning and is currently on the loose.

On October 13, 2011, 42-year-old Brian Keith Soileau escaped from the Pine Prairie Detention Center.  Soileau was doing state time for aggravated burglary and other pending charges.

On October 25, 2011, at 9:18 a.m., it is believed that Soileau robbed the Guaranty Bank in Vidrine, LA.  Law enforcement officers from the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana State Police Troops D, E, and I, the Louisiana State Police Air Support Unit, and the U.S. Marshals are conducting an intensive manhunt for Soileau.

Soileau is believed to be driving a tan Chevrolet or GMC pickup, possibly a step side, with a flat tan cover over the bed of the truck.  He was last seen traveling west on LA 10 from LA 13.  His current location is unknown.  

Soileau is believed to be armed and dangerous.  If located, DO NOT APPROACH.  Dial 911 and notify your nearest law enforcement agency.  Cell phone callers may also contact State Police directly by dialing *LSP (*577).  

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