Authorities say Thomas T. Parks escaped from LaSalle Correctional Center in Urania, Louisiana, on Thursday. Parks has family in Hancock County. Police say he also has a long criminal history, including facing armed robbery charges in Harrison County.
Parks is a 21-year-old white male, five feet nine inches tall, weighing 140 pounds. He has several tattoos, including the name Thomas on the right side of his neck, Taye on the left side of his neck, and a cross on one of his right fingers.