An inmate escaped from custody in Red River Parish on Thursday. 43-year-old Ranson Thomas walked away from a work detail at about 6:30 in the morning. He was a trustee and had been working with a crew at a site along highway 371 in Coushatta when he bolted.

Courtesy of KTBS
Courtesy of KTBS

Thomas is described as six feet tall and weighing about  200 pounds. He's bald with a salt and pepper beard. He ran off wearing a green camouflage floppy hat, jeans and a grey sweatshirt over his inmate shirt that read RRPJ Inmate Worker.

If you have any information about his whereabouts, contact the Red River Sheriff's Office at (318) 932-6701 or 932-4221.

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