Manhunt underway for Union Parish escaped inmate who killed co-worker

BATON ROUGE, La. — A manhunt and multi-agency investigation is underway for a Union Parish Work Release inmate who stabbed a co-worker at his job and fled. Law enforcement is looking for Bruce Causey, 48. He stabbed a co-worker at Foster Farms in Farmerville, Louisiana. The unnamed victim later died from his injuries.

Causey is 5-foot-9 and weighs 225 pounds. Causey’s last sighting was in Monroe, Louisiana on Thursday, April 21 around 11 a.m.

Causey is currently serving time on three counts, including attempted possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (East Baton Rouge Parish – 7 years and 6 months), possession of cocaine (East Baton Rouge Parish Red – 25 years) and Second Degree Battery (Concordia Parish – 1 year), and has been incarcerated in the Department of Corrections since March 19, 2014. These three sentences are being served concurrently.

Causey has been with Union Parish Work Release since March 1, 2021. He was scheduled to be released for proper parole on September 9, 2022. Causey had 1,442 days of jail credit applied to his sentence for time he served in the parish prison pending sentencing. He also had a pending parole hearing scheduled for May 12, 2022.

If you know where Causey is, contact the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-368-3124, or your local law enforcement agency in your area.

As this is an ongoing investigation, no further details are available at this time.

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