All 4 escaped inmates captured; 3 deputies fired

William Deans, 39 (Source: SMPSO)
William Deans, 39 (Source: SMPSO)
Jamie Scarbrough, 28 (Source: SMPSO)
Jamie Scarbrough, 28 (Source: SMPSO)
Tanner Scarbrough, 18 (Source: SMPSO)
Tanner Scarbrough, 18 (Source: SMPSO)
Elias Todd, 24 (Source: SMPSO)
Elias Todd, 24 (Source: SMPSO)

ST MARY PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Three deputies have been fired amid an internal affairs investigation into the escape of four inmates in St. Mary Parish.

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Office announced Monday night that all four of the escaped inmates have been captured.

Sheriff Scott Anslum said that three deputies failed to follow proper security protocol as required. Those deputies were then fired from the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office.

St. Mary Parish authorities had first announced the escape of the four inmates on Sunday afternoon.

Authorities said one of the escapees, William Deans, 40, was found in Morgan City during the early morning hours of Monday.

Two other inmates, Jamie Scarbrough, Jr., 28, and Tanner Scarbrough, 18, were apprehended by the Picayune Police Department in Picayune, MS. They were arrested and booked into the St. Mary Law Enforcement Center on Thursday morning. Both face simple escape charges.

Elisa Todd, 24, was captured Monday night in Berwick.

Sheriff Anslum extended his gratitude to the citizens of the parish for their numerous tips and leads that resulted in the apprehension of the four escapees.

Deputies reported the escapees fled from the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday.

The inmates were being held on the following charges:

  • Deans - domestic abuse by strangulation.
  • J. Scarbrough - illegal possession of stolen things, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of marijuana.
  • T. Scarbrough - illegal possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm with an obliterated number.
  • Todd - theft of a motor vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, obstruction of justice, theft, and criminal damage to property.

During the search for the escapees, the sheriff's office had arrested four people and charged them with assisting escape. The sheriff's office listed the names of those subjects:

  • Brooke Mcmanus, 26, on the charge of assisting escape
  • Bonita Federer, 49, on the charge of assisting escape
  • Brandon Collier, 22, on the charge of assisting escape
  • William Haff, 37, on the charge of assisting escape
  • Randy Pinkerton, 21, on the charge of assisting escape
  • Trinity Todd, 23, on the charge of assisting escape

According to the arrest report, Federer had provided authorities with a false name and birth date during her booking. She had a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of marijuana possession.

Sheriff Scott Anslum issued a statement to reassure the public that an investigation into the escape is ongoing.

"We will continue to follow up on leads and release information regarding the escape as it becomes available to us," said Anslum.

He also asked people to be aware of inaccurate information being posted on social media.

Authorities have identified the cause of the escape and will continue to meet with staff to address and correct failures to follow proper security protocol.

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