***UPDATE: Suspect in custody*** NPSO deputies looking for escaped work crew inmate in Kisatchie area



At 3:12 p.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 13, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies and Natchitoches Parish Corrections Division Officers captured Randall Dale Perot who escapted from a work detail this morning at approximately 10 a.m.

NRMC – Dr. Akhtar – Sept. 2022 – 300×250

Louisiana State Police Air Support spotted the escapee during an aerial and ground search of the area by multiple law enforcement officers.

Perot is being transported to the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center to face additional charges.

NPSO thanks the Louisiana State Police, Winn Parish Tracking Team, Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office, US Forest Service Law Enforcement and all deputies and volunteers that took part in the capture of Perot.

Original release….

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Corrections Division, and Louisiana State Police are ┬ásearching for an escaped work crew inmate on La. Hwy 117 near the Kisatchie Work Center north of Kisatchie according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones.

According to Chief of Corrections, law enforcement authorities are actively searching for Randall Lee Perot, 27, w/m, Hgt/503, Wgt/115 with long brown hair and brown eyes last seen wearing denim jeans and a blue shirt.

No beard at this time, although he may have some facial hair.

Perot has a tattoo of a Louisiana Boot with “318” on the left side of his neck.

At approximately 10:30 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, Feb. 13, Perot was working on a supervised work crew in the Kisatchie area when he apparently left the work site, stole a US Forest vehicle then crashed it a short distance away.

Perot then fled into a nearby wooded area.

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, Corrections Division Officers, Louisiana State Police, Winn Parish K-9 Tracking Team, US Forest Service Law Enforcement Agents and Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Deputies are currently searching the area with all-terrain vehicles and dogs.

Louisiana State Police Air Support is en route to assist with an aerial search.

Perot was serving DOC time until 2025 for Illegal Possession of Things and Illegal Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of a Felony.

Perot previously lived and has ties to the Campti area.

Randall Perot

Perot was not armed at the time of his escape, however, use caution if you see him-do not approach him contact the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office at 911 or 352-6432.