A Louisiana security officer is suspected of helping three juvenile prisoners escape from a youth detention center on Saturday.
Two weeks after the escape, a prison boss in neighboring Alabama helped a criminal go missing for 11 days and shot himself before he could shoot himself, as police gunned down the pair, who was involved in a relationship.
The Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook that it was notified shortly before 7 a.m. that all three inmates, who are all serving time for felonies, exited the Wear Youth Detention Center in Kaushatta, Louisiana. The facility is located in the northwest corner of the state about 40 miles south of Shreveport and about 50 miles from the Texas border.
“The ensuing day shift staff found that three male juvenile residents, assisted by a female WYC security guard, had fled the juvenile detention facility approximately four hours earlier,” the Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook.
The Post said video surveillance captured 21-year-old security guard Victoria Tune driving three teenagers from the detention center in a white 2010 Pontiac G6 with a Louisiana license plate and a missing rear bumper.
The escapee is 17-year-old Tyjuan Lafitte, who is serving time for a first-degree murder attempt; Jeremiah Durham, 17, is serving time for armed robbery, and Na’varaya Lane, 15, for attempted second-degree murder.
When they ran away, all three were wearing orange jumpsuits. The direction in which he traveled was not clear.
A warrant was issued for Tune in connection with the escape.
A woman named Amber Tilly wrote in response to the sheriff’s post, “To those close to Tori, know that this is completely out of character for her.”
“Instead of jumping to conclusions so quickly, give enough time to the authorities and families to gather all the facts. I grew up with him so I’m very confident when I say it’s out of character for him.”
Many others agreed with the comment. The statements echoed in Alabama by those who knew convicted prison boss Vicky White, who went on the lam with inmate Casey White, who ended up with inmate and Vicky White suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Monday. had died of wounds.