WBR work release inmate walks off job to nearby bank

A West Baton Rouge work release inmate is back behind bars with his work release privileges now revoked.

Darrick Arceneaux, 39, of Lake Charles, is an inmate housed at the West Baton Rouge Parish Jail. Because he’s facing charges for a non-violent and non-sex crime, he was eligible for the work release program.

On Tuesday, Dec. 6th, Arceneaux was at his approved job site in West Baton Rouge and walked off to the Cottonport Bank in Brusly.

There, the work release inmate is accused of slipping a note to one of the tellers.


Sources tell Unfiltered with Kiran that the note requested money to be withdrawn from his bank account, but he does not have a bank account in that specific bank given he’s from Lake Charles.

Because the note was slipped through and Arceneaux’s “erratic and suspicious” behavior, the teller called for police.

According to his arresting documents, Arceneaux was “walking around the teller area and making numerous hand gestures. This erratic behavior caused other employees and customers to take notice.” He’s accused of causing “serious disruption to the public” and led people to think a crime was soon to be committed.

Brusly Police officers responded to the bank and Arceneaux was arrested without incident.

Brusly Police charged him with one count of terrorizing.

West Baton Rouge charged him with one count of simple escape.

Arceneaux’s work release privileges have since been revoked.

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