Escaped murderer on the loose in Avoyelles Parish

Hayes (Photo: KALB)

A convict who was arrested in Alexandria has escaped a prison in Avoyelles Parish.

Melissa A. Hayes was arrested in February for a double homicide that occurred on 21st Street.

Reports say that on Saturday she broke the lock on the back door of a dormitory in the prison, ran through a recreation yard, and climbed over a wire fence.

Video cameras at a Shell Station in Cottonport shows Hayes entering into what is believed to be an older model black Ford Mustang with a chrome gas cap.

Hayes is believed to be in the company of an unidentified older black male heading in the direction of Mansura.

They may be heading towards the Alexandria area.

She is wearing a white t-shirt, gray sweat pants, and white tennis shoes. She could be cut up badly from the wire fence.

Be on the look out for this fugitive. If you see or know any information about the suspect contact the authorities.

No further information is available at this time. We will update this story as soon as possible.

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