Juvenile jail escapees drove stolen car to capital area, one likely armed with stolen guns

Juvenile jail escapees drove stolen car to capital area, one likely armed with stolen guns

NEW Roadways – A juvenile suspect arrested in a string of burglaries in Pointe Coupee Parish was among two teenage suspects who escaped a detention centre Wednesday evening. Deputies now believe that he’s armed and back again in the capital location.

The Pointe Coupee Sheriff’s Workplace explained Damarion Simmons, 16, is nevertheless at large. The next escapee, 16-yr-previous Brenden Hebert, was taken into custody Friday early morning at a fuel station on US 61 when troopers observed him in a stolen car.

According to the sheriff’s business, the teenagers broke out of a facility in St. Martin Parish all around 7 p.m. Wednesday. The two then allegedly stole a car and drove to New Roadways, where Simmons parted means with the other teen.

Deputies imagine Simmons is however in the region and is carrying 3 firearms stolen from St. Martinville. Studies proposed he was hoping to burglarize property in New Roadways all over 1:30 Friday early morning.

Sheriff Rene Thibodeaux stated Simmons was shortly by deputies Saturday night time in Pointe Coupee Parish, but Simmons took off prior to authorities could capture him.

Sheriff Thibodeaux urged citizens in the place to lock their doorways and continue to be on the lookout for Simmons. The sheriff is also supplying a $500 reward for details top to the teen’s seize. 

Simmons was a short while ago arrested for his job in a burglary ring highlighted by The WBRZ Investigative Unit.

This is Simmons’ third escape from a secure facility. The very first transpired from the Bridge Metropolis Heart for Youth on November 21. He was recaptured and escaped from the Acadiana Middle for Youth in December. He escaped a third time previous evening.

“I instructed the workers here two weeks in the past I would give him a thirty day period and he would be again out on the streets once again,” Pointe Coupee Parish’s Main Deputy Brad Joffrion mentioned. “This is the heritage of what he does. Right here we are two months and we are dealing with it once more.”

The Office environment of Juvenile Justice issued a assertion that a command middle was remaining set up to assemble information and facts on wherever the teen may be. The division explained “human mistake” performed a purpose in Simmons’ most recent escape. 

“I am very very disappointed with OJJ,” Joffrion stated. “A thing needs to occur. We are unable to carry on on this route. We see on the information every night time with the juvenile criminal offense. This particular juvenile has been incarcerated on a lot of situations and they are not able to retain him detained.”

OJJ advised WBRZ they were searching into how the teenagers escaped. The agency stated it was also early to inform if any staff would face self-discipline.

Any one with information on the escapee’s whereabouts is requested to get in touch with the sheriff’s business at (225)694-3737.

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