LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – Police are searching for an inmate who escaped from Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center Monday evening.

The escaped inmate has been identified as 22-year-old Dervanaisha Carter. Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Valerie Ponseti said Carter has tattoos and is wearing an orange jumpsuit and is handcuffed in the front.

There is a heavy police presence near Girard Park and authorities are advising to avoid the area if possible.

If you have any information, please contact 911 or contact the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 232-9211.