State troopers arrest murder suspect who escaped Missouri prison



NEW ORLEANS – Earlier today Troopers with LSP Troop N arrested a man who had escaped from prison in Missouri where he was being held on two counts of murder. Troopers located and arrested 27 year old William Joshua Carter of Missouri, who was the subject in a nationwide manhunt by the U.S. Marshals Service and authorities in Missouri.


Carter escaped from the Pemiscot County Jail in southeast Missouri on October 15th along with another inmate, Joseph Latamondeer. Carter was being held there on two counts of first-degree murder after he allegedly ran over his estranged wife and another man in Kennett, MO in June of 2016. Police in Missouri stated Carter rammed a vehicle driven by his estranged wife and left the scene, only to return and purposely hit her and another man as they were standing outside the vehicle.


At approximately 11:00 am on November 4th, U.S. Marshals with the Eastern District of Louisiana contacted Troop N for assistance after they suspected Carter was in a building on Loyola Ave. Shortly after 12:00 pm, Troopers observed a man fitting the description of Carter walking on Claiborne Ave. near Tulane Ave. Troopers were able to approach and take Carter into custody without incident. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Orleans Parish Central Lockup where he was booked as a fugitive. He is currently awaiting extradition to Pemiscot County, MO.


At this time Latamondeer is still at large. Anyone with any information is asked to call 911 or their local law enforcement agency, or contact the U.S. Marshals Service. Contact info for the U.S. Marshals Service in Louisiana can be found by visiting