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Be on the lookout for a 31-year-old Raymond Latrelle Howard, who escaped from police custody at the St. Landry Parish 27th Judicial District Courthouse in Opelousas on January 26, 2023 at approximately 3:30 pm.  He was last seen wearing an orange St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office jumpsuit, metal handcuffs secured to a metal chain around the waist and metal ankle shackles.

Raymond Howard’s last known location was near the Townhouse Motel located at 337 W. Landry Street (Hwy 190) in Opelousas, possibly wearing a grey sweater.

Raymond Latrelle Howard is described as a black male that is 5’-05” and weighs 130 lbs.


Raymond Latrelle Howard, age 31 – Black / Male
210 N. Bullard Street – Opelousas, LA., 70570

Simple Battery of the Infirmed (2 counts)
Bench Warrant (4 counts)

On behalf of Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, this is Deputy Chief Eddie Thibodeaux.  All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.