Sunday, May 2, 2004
On Sunday May 2, 2004 at approximately 7:00am deputies at the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center noticed that a kitchen worker inmate 22 year-old Justin James Badeaux (incarcerated for Simple Burglary) was missing. It was quickly determined that Mr. Badeaux had made his way to the construction area of the facility and used material there to scale the wall. Sheriff's Deputies with assistance from Lafayette Police began an immediate search and within several hours located Justin Badeaux at an apartment complex in the 900 Block of South Collage Road. Justin Badeaux has been returned to the Correctional Center and charged with Simple Escape, the incident remains under investigation.
Lt. Craig Stansbury