Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Corrections Division and US Marshal’s are currently searching for a Natchitoches Detention Center- Department of Corrections Work Release Inmate that walked off a job site in south Natchitoches Parish last night according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr.
According to Chief of Corrections Roger Henson, law enforcement authorities are actively searching for 33-year-old Jale Christopher Hopwood, W/M, Hgt/603, Wgt/185 with brown hair and brown eyes last seen wearing denim jeans, a gray sweatshirt and a denim jacket.
He is clean shaven at this time with no beard.
Hopwood is believed to have walked off a job site in south Natchitoches Parish on Saturday evening at approximately 9:00pm.
Hopwood who is not considered dangerous was serving DOC time for Simple Burglary and Simple Criminal Damage to Property was scheduled for release in October 2019.
Hopwood has ties to the Bossier/Caddo Parish areas in north Louisiana.
He has been entered into the National Crime Information as a wanted person for simple escape.
If you see Hopwood, do not make contact with him, but contact your nearest law enforcement agency or 911.