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GRETNA, La. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a 19-year-old who escaped custody from at the Gretna Courthouse, Sheriff Newell Normand said Friday.

Randy Riggins, a 5-foot-8, 170-pound black man, was last seen wearing a white and gray button down shirt with a white T-shirt underneath and blue jeans. He has short-cropped hair, tattoos on his neck and a row of scars on his forehead, Normand said.

Riggins was in a sentencing hearing on a burglary charge when he ran from the courtroom, Norman reported.

Anyone with information is asked to call 504-364-5300 or CrimeStoppers at 822-1111.

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