Police: Inmate involved with reported break-in on Scenic Highway not connected to crash on I-10

Authorities respond to two separate incidents in Baton Rouge involving inmates from Catahoula Parish

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Officials with the Baton Rouge Police Department responded to two separate incidents involving inmates about the same time on the morning of Monday, Oct. 12.

A wreck involving a transport van from Catahoula Parish Prison, happened just before 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 12 on I-10 east near Acadian Thruway. Four vehicles were involved in total. All lanes on I-10 E were shut down at 10:30 a.m. They reopened at 11:30 a.m. Congestion had reached past LA 415 in West Baton Rouge Parish.

Sources say only minor injuries were sustained.

Around the same time as the crash, an inmate that was being transported in a different transport van from Catahoula Parish escaped from the van at a gas station on Scenic Highway near Blount Road.

Baton Rouge police apprehended the inmate, Quinton Hall, who reportedly broke into a home near Scenic Hwy. Hall also reportedly stole some of the homeowner’s clothes and put them on before leaving the house.

Mugshot of Quinton Hall
Mugshot of Quinton Hall (Source: BRPD)

The homeowner says the inmate busted out some windows to get inside. The homeowner, startled, ran outside as officers with the Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD) were arriving on scene.

Officials state the inmate was booked into East Baton Rouge Prison on two counts of simple burglary, one count of simple arson and as a fugitive from Mississippi for armed robbery.

WAFB did reach out to a spokesman with LaSalle Corrections, the group in charge of overseeing the entire inmate transport. He did says the two situations did involve the same convoy and was supposed to provide more information on exactly how everything unfolded Monday morning. As of Monday evening, he had not provided that information.

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