Louisiana juvenile detainees who escaped with security guard were captured

Three juvenile detainees who escaped from a Louisiana detention center on Saturday morning, potentially with the help of a security officer, were all captured and taken into custody, officials said.

The Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office released a statement Saturday alerting the community that security guard Victoria Tune, 21, had helped 17-year-old TyJuan Lafitte and Jeremiah Durham and 15-year-old Na’Varaya Lane to escape Ware’s youth detention. Center in Coushatta, Louisiana, in a white 2010 Pontiac G6. A day later, the office announced that the prisoners had been captured and taken into custody.

The detainees were detained in Texas by the Houston Police Department around 2 a.m. Sunday after investigators located the getaway car in a motel parking lot, the Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Investigators monitored the unoccupied vehicle for several hours before the suspects returned to it, at which point the inmates and Tune were rounded up and arrested, the Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

β€œIn a joint effort by the Criminal Investigations Division of the Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office, the LA State Police G Troop Investigations Unit, the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, the LA Fusion Center and the of the Houston Police Department’s Crime Suppression Department, the unoccupied getaway car driven by Victoria Tune was located in the parking lot of a Houston motel, where it was kept under HPD surveillance for several hours,” the statement read.

Victoria Tune
Security agent Victoria Tune is suspected of helping inmates escape.
Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office

“All suspects will be extradited back to Louisiana where they will face additional charges relating to the escape,” the statement continued.

The incident came a week after a case in Alabama that drew national attention, where security officer Vicky White helped inmate Casey White escape from prison. The inmate was recaptured on Monday after the two crashed their car and were surrounded by police. Vicky White took her own life during the arrest attempt.

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