Authorities in Louisiana Searching for Convicted Murderer Mistakenly Released

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Published December 07, 2022

Authorities in Louisiana Searching for Convicted Murderer Mistakenly Released

Louisiana – Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre reported on December 6, 2022, that investigators with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office are aggressively looking for Michael Leblanc, 41, who was convicted of 2nd Degree Murder in relation to the death of Adoriji Wilson of Donaldsonville, Louisiana in 2014, but has recently been mistakenly released from jail. Leblanc was arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail, where he remained until 2017 when he was released with a detainer to the sheriff’s office in a nearby parish.

During the course of the inquiry, police discovered that Leblanc was moved to Catahoula Parish and then to Madison Parish, where he finished his term for the Department of Corrections in May 2022. Leblanc was sent to Riverbend Detention Center in July 2022 and eventually freed on November 30, 2022. The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office got information that Leblanc was recently seen in Donaldsonville within the last 24 hours. Leblanc is a violent offender who is considered dangerous.

Sheriff Webre said, “Leblanc’s release is both concerning and frustrating. I’ve had a chance to talk with the victim’s family, who are equally concerned. Our office is actively doing everything we can to get Leblanc off the street.”

Anyone with information that will help detectives is encouraged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office anonymously at 225-621-4636 or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867). To get a cash reward, you must contact Capital Region Crime Stoppers.