Lake Charles –
This afternoon around 1:00 while working as a trusty picking up litter along the I-10 beach on Lakeshore Dr., Calcasieu Correctional Center inmate Alfonso J. Ross, 20, left the detail to use the portable toilet located on the mobile work unit. When he had not returned in a few minutes the deputies went to the mobile unit and discovered he was not there so they began searching the area for him. Lake Charles City Police, who assisted CPSO in the search, located Ross less than an hour later hiding on the 5th floor of the old deserted Harrah’s parking garage which is in close proximity to the I-10 beach.
Ross has been incarcerated since February 27, 2015 and is being held for probation violations for misdemeanor illegal carrying of a weapon and misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile. He will now be charged with simple escape.