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Three minor inmates who escaped from a Louisiana detention center Saturday morning potentially with the help of a security officer have been captured and taken into custody, authorities said.
The Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office issued a statement Saturday alerting the community that security guard Victoria Tune, 21, was believed to have assisted TyJuan Lafitte and Jeremiah Durham, both 17, and Na’ Varaya Lane, 15, to escape Ware’s juvenile detention. Center in Coushatta, Louisiana, in a white 2010 Pontiac G6. A day later, the office announced that the inmates had been captured and taken into custody.
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The inmates were taken into custody in Texas by the Houston Police Department around 2 a.m. Sunday after investigators located the 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, at which point the inmates and Tune were surrounded and arrested, the Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
“In a joint effort by the Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, the Los Angeles State Police Troop G Investigative Unit, the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Los Angeles Fusion Center and the Houston Police Department Crime Suppression Team, the unoccupied getaway car driven by Victoria Tune was located in a Houston motel parking lot where HPD kept her under surveillance for several hours.” reads in the statement.
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“All suspects will be extradited to Louisiana, where they will face additional charges related to the escape,” the statement continues.
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The incident comes 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 Monday after the two crashed her car and were surrounded by police. Vicky White took her own life during the attempted arrest.