BATON ROUGE, La. – A wanted Dixon Correctional Institute prison escapee is back in custody following an extensive manhunt and investigation. Authorities with the U.S. Marshals Shreveport Violent Offenders Task Force, made up of officers from the Bossier City Police Department, U.S. Marshals Western & Eastern Districts of Louisiana & Southern District of Texas, along with State Probation and Parole, captured 23-year-old Shwilliam Cheevis at 2:15 p.m. Monday. Acting on a tip, officers found Williams with his girlfriend at the Home Wood Apartments at 1820 East Texas Street, Bossier, City, Louisiana. Cheevis escaped from Dixon Correctional Institute Thanksgiving morning.
"We are grateful for our law enforcement partners and our staff who put in tireless hours to safely capture Cheevis," said Secretary Jimmy Le Blanc.
Cheevis is currently serving time for September 18, 2019, sentences out of Caddo Parish including Aggravated 2nd Degree Battery - 5 years, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon - 10 years. Both sentences are being served consecutively. He was transferred to Dixon Correctional Institute from Claiborne Detention Center on March 22, 2021, and was a trustee. He was previously on two years probation with the Department of Public Safety and Corrections in 2018 for an Illegal use of a Weapon conviction out of Caddo Parish.
Cheevis has been booked into the Bossier City jail on simple escape charges. He will be transported back to Dixon Correctional Institute.
As this is an ongoing investigation, no additional details are available at this time.