Arrestee Christopher Paulson, 35, of Breaux Bridge escaped from the Breaux Bridge Police Department around 3:15 p.m., says Breaux Bridge Police officials.
According to authorities, Paulson broke his handcuffs during booking and ran out a side door of the police station.
Breaux Bridge Police Assistant Chief Terry Latiolais says there was no struggle. He says neither Paulson nor any officers were injured during the escape.
Latiolais says Paulson was being booked for possession of stolen things and violation of a protective order.
Authorities are describing Paulson as white male, wearing a red t-shirt, black cap and blue jeans. They are saying he is not considered armed or dangerous.
We will have more information as it becomes available.