APSO confirms 5 inmates escaped Marksville jail Monday night
ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - According to the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office, five male inmates escaped from Marksville DC-1 Jail on September 27 around 7:33 p.m.
Authorities are still looking for the escapees and investigations are ongoing.
The following inmates escaped from the facility:
- William Johnson, 27, of Marksville. He is described as a black male, about 5′9″, with black hair, who may still be in the Marksville area. He was in jail for simple assault, simple battery, domestic abuse child endangerment law, home invasion, criminal damage to property, illegal drug charges and probation/parole violation.
- Kyle Cavalier, 19, of Bunkie. He is described as a white male, about 5′5″, with brown hair. He was last seen in Mansura shortly after the escape. He was in jail for aggravated Arson.
- Davantae Williams, 20, of Bunkie. He is described as a black male, about 5′6″, with black hair. He may be heading to the Bunkie area. He was in jail for second-degree battery.
- Dakeylon Berry, 19, of Hessmer. He is described as a black male, about 5′10″, with black hair. He may be headed to the Mansura area. He was in jail for home invasion, aggravated battery and simple assault.
- Rondrakus Taylor, 19, of Mansura. He is described as a black male, about 5′6″, with black hair. He may be headed to the Mansura area. He was in jail for illegal use of weapons or dangerous instruments, aggravated assault with a firearm and armed robbery.
APSO said that at least two people broke a restroom sink by pushing, pulling and jumping up and down on it. Structural fatigue/failure caused the wall around the sink to break and partially collapsed. The offenders then entered the wall into a pipe chase, which was secured by a gate and bars about 16 feet high with razor wire attached.
The inmates overcame the obstacles and gained access to the exterior pipe chase entrance door. They damaged the exterior metal door by using metal from the damaged structure and exited the building. They then escaped through a hole in the perimeter fence.
APSO staff noticed the hole and began immediate procedures to identify absent offenders, which led to the discovery that five inmates had escaped. All escapees have active warrants for their arrests and their names have been put into the national NCIC Database as wanted.
Upon further investigation, more people may be charged with assisting in their escape. If you have any further information on this situation, please contact APSO at 318-253-4000.
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