Inmate returned to custody in Vermilion Parish
According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon, shortly after 11 a.m., escaped inmate Christopher J Dyson Sr. turned himself in.
“I am very pleased with the outcome of this incident,” Couvillon said. “I would like to thank the deputies for the long hours worked to accomplish the safe return of this offender, a fine example of the commitment these deputies have to public safety in Vermilion Parish.
“I would also like to commend the family members for understanding and cooperating with the deputies throughout the ordeal, encouraging Dyson to turn himself in.”
The sheriff explained that steps are being taken to avoid a similar situation in the future.
“We have met with parish officials and physical improvements are already underway at the parish jail that will further secure the fencing perimeter against future attempts to escape, a testament to our parish leader's commitment to public safety as well,” Couvillon said.
Lastly Sheriff Couvillon advised that a post escape and apprehension review will be completed that will include the filing of all appropriate criminal charges to include simple escape and burglaries where inmate Dyson entered dwellings without authorization on his escape path", said Sheriff Couvillon.
According to Colonel Kirk J Frith, Inmate Dyson will be examined by medical personnel before being re-incarcerated at the parish jail. The offender will be segregated as a security risk (standard protocol) until such time as he can be re-classified, which will result in forfeiting his chance to work as a "trusty" in the parish jail ever again, now that he has an escape on his record.