Three juvenile inmates, 17, 17 and 15, who escaped from Louisiana jail and ‘got away with a 21-year-old female security guard,’ are rounded up in Texas motel parking lot and arrested
- TyJuan Lafitte and Jeremiah Durham, both 17 and 15, NaVaraya Lane escaped Saturday from Ware Youth Detention Center in Coushatta, Louisiana.
- They were each serving time for violent crimes at the time
- Surveillance footage had shown security guard Victoria Tune, 21, was seen driving them away from the jail in a white 2010 Pontiac G6 around 3am.
- Houston, Texas police later found the car in a motel parking lot
- Police watched the empty car for several hours before finding the suspects and Tune returning to it
- They were then arrested around 2pm and face additional charges for the escape – while Tune will be sentenced on three counts of incidental escape.
Three young inmates who escaped from a Louisiana detention center with the apparent help of a female security guard have been tracked down and apprehended in Texas.
The detainees – TyJuan Lafitte and Jeremiah Durham, both 17, and NaVaraya Lane, 15 – escaped from Ware Youth Detention Center in Coushatta, Louisiana, early Saturday morning, the office said. Sheriff of Red River Parish.
All of the escapees were serving time for violent crimes at the time — Lafitte for attempted first-degree murder, Durham for armed robbery and Lane for attempted second-degree murder, according to FOX 8 Live.
Surveillance footage at the time showed security guard Victoria Tune, 21, was seen driving them away from the detention center in a white 2010 Pontiac G6 with a Louisiana license plate and a missing rear bumper.
On Sunday, according to sheriff’s officials, the inmates and the security guard had managed to travel 256 miles to Houston, Texas, where they were eventually arrested.
They will now be extradited to Louisiana, where they will face additional charges for escaping from prison.
Additionally, Tune will be warned on three counts of getting away with props.
Surveillance footage had shown that security guard Victoria Tune, 21, pictured, chased them from the facility in her white 2010 Pontiac G6. She now faces charges of aiding and abetting the escape
The Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana first discovered the teens’ escape around 7 a.m.
He wrote in a Facebook post at the time that “oncoming day shift employees discovered three juvenile male residents, with the assistance of a QYC security guard, had escaped from the juvenile detention center about four hours earlier”.
The sheriff’s office also announced at the time it was issuing an arrest warrant for Tune, the New York Post reports.
But just over a day later, according to the sheriff’s office, Houston police arrested the suspects and took them into custody.
He explained that police department investigators found Tune’s car in a motel parking lot.
They would then have watched it for several hours, before seeing the suspects return there.
At that time, the sheriff’s office said, the inmates and Tune were surrounded and they were arrested around 2 p.m. Sunday.