Work Release Inmate Remains At Large

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An inmate who walked away from a work release program in Baton Rouge is on the loose.

Lynndrick Huey (left) ran away Sunday night after getting out of a van that was being used to transport the inmates. Authorities say he may be hiding in Baton Rouge or heading for New Orleans.

Huey was originally arrested on drug charges.

WBRZ News 2 reports that Erica Williams (right) was arrested in connection with helping Huey escape:

(Williams) allegedly transported Huey from his designated work release assignment to a family gathering in the Baton Rouge area. Williams said she attempted to return Huey to the location before the van arrived. It was later discovered that Huey had missed the van.

Fearing he would be disciplined for leaving the job site, Huey later called Williams and informed her that he was going to escape. Williams then picked Huey up and transported him to a relative's house on Osceola Street.

When police asked Williams about Huey's whereabouts, she stated he was taken from the house by an unknown person and taken to New Orleans. According to the arrest report, William stated she helped Huey escape because she considered him a friend.

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