NPSO searching for work release inmate; ties to Bossier/Caddo Parishes


Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Corrections Division and US Marshal’s are currently searching for a Natchitoches Detention Center – Department of Corrections Work Release inmate that walked off a job site in south Natchitoches Parish Saturday about 9 p.m.

According to Chief of Corrections Roger Henson, law enforcement authorities are actively searching for Jale Christopher Hopwood, 33, w/m, 6 feet, 3 inches, 185 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes last seen wearing denim jeans, a gray sweatshirt and a denim jacket.

He is clean shaven at this time with no beard.

Hogwood, serving DOC time for Simple Burglary and Simple Criminal Damage to Property, was scheduled for release in October 2019.

Hopwood has ties to the Bossier/Caddo Parish areas in north Louisiana.

He has been entered into the National Crime Information Center as a wanted person for simple escape.

If you see Hopwood, do not make contact with him, but contact your nearest law enforcement agency or 911.

You may also contact the NPSO at 352-6432 or the Natchitoches Detention Center at 357-9300 with information of his whereabouts.