BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPSC) believes the Dixon Correctional Institute escapee is no longer in the Baton Rouge area and has called off the local manhunt.

 23-year-old Shwilliam Cheevis escaped the Dixon Correctional Institute on Thursday, Nov. 25. The department is now focusing regionally on the wanted inmate. Cheevis is serving time for sentences out of Caddo Parish including aggravated 2nd-degree battery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is five foot seven inches tall and weighs 138 pounds.

The DPSC is asking anyone with knowledge of Cheevis’ location to contact Dixon Correctional Institute at (225)-634-6000.