St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office
A St. Bernard Parish prisoner escaped a work detail outside the Parish Prison the night of Dec. 31, then later stole a truck in Chalmette and ditched it in Slidell before he was caught outside a Slidell residence Sunday night, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.
Shawn Landry, 18, of Bogalusa, serving one year for a non- violent offense and had the status of a trusty prisoner, ran from a corrections officer about 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 31 while taking garbage outside the prison, Sheriff Pohlmann said
It is believed Landry, who was arrested last August for possession of a vehicle stolen in St. Tammany Parish, after his escape burglarized a car in Chalmette about 1 a. m. Jan. 1 and found keys to a truck parked at the same location.
Landry then allegedly stole the truck, which was found abandoned about 6 a. m. Jan. 1 on Highway 11 in Slidell, the sheriff said.
But after a day-long effort to find him, Landry was captured about 7 p.m. outside a residence in Slidell by officers from the St. Bernard and St. Tammany sheriff’s offices, Sheriff Pohlmann said.
He was being held in St. Tammany as a fugitive from St. Bernard.
Landry, who pleaded guilty Dec. 7 to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and was sentenced to one year, still faced a stolen auto charge in St. Tammany when released from St. Bernard.
Now, he faces additional charges in St. Bernard Parish of escape from the prison, burglary and vehicle theft, Sheriff Pohlmann said.