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AMITE, LA - March 18, 2019- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on March 17, 2019, there was an escape at the Tangipahoa Parish Jail.
18 - year-old convicted felon Hulus Doughty was subsequently apprehended without incident within a short period of time by using various investigative resources.

Sheriff Edwards notes procedural violations attributed to the escape. Although the antiquated design of the facility contributed, the physical plant remains intact and there is no cause for immediate concern. Due to the obvious need to keep security measures, techniques, and investigative tools safeguarded, no other details will be released.

A full internal review of the incident is underway and corrective measures have been taken.