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A multi-agency manhunt is underway for a Union Parish DOC escaped inmate who killed a co-worker today

A multi-agency manhunt and investigation are underway for a Union Parish Work Release inmate who stabbed a coworker at his job and fled. Law enforcement is searching for 48-year-old Bruce Causey. Causey is 5 foot 9 inches tall and weighs 225 pounds. The last sighting of Causey was in Monroe, Louisiana. Union Parish Sheriff Dusty Gates said that the suspect could be headed for safe haven back home.

Causey stabbed a coworker at Foster Farms in Farmerville, Louisiana. Gates said an argument ensued between the men which triggered the violence. The victim, a 53-year-old black male, later died from his injuries. Further information on the victim cannot be released until his family is notified.

Causey is currently serving time for three charges 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 - 25 years), and Second Degree Battery (Concordia Parish - 1 year), and has been locked up with the Department of Corrections since March 19, 2014. All three of these sentences are being served concurrently.

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

If you know the whereabouts of Causey, please 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 additional details are available at this time.