Manhunt in Louisiana for 4 escapees, including 3 homicide suspects

How frequent are prison breakouts?

How frequent are prison breakouts?


Officials in Louisiana are conducting a search for four fugitives who broke out of the Tangipahoa Parish Jail, situated just north of New Orleans — with three out of the four facing murder charges, the parish sheriff’s office states. Sheriff Daniel Edwards mentioned in a statement that they exited through the jail’s boundary fence during yard recreation time.A subsequent inspection revealed that “a portion of the fence was … compromised and could be manipulated in a manner that a small-framed body might slip through.”

The trio facing murder charges were identified as Omarion Hookfin, 19, from Hammond, La.; Avery Guidry, also 19, from Natalbany, La.; and Travon Johnson, 21, also hailing from Natalbany.The fourth fugitive was Jamarcus Cyprian, 20, from Amity, La., the office specified.

Hookfin, Guidry, and Johnson were imprisoned for their purported involvement in a 2022 homicide in Hammond, and Cyprian was serving time for armed robbery and firearm charges, the office declared, with additional charges for alleged aggravated battery during his detention in Catahoula Parish. Local outlet reports that the allegations against Johnson, Hookfin, and Guidry arose from a 2022 home invasion in Hammond that resulted in a 33-year-old man’s death and his 12-year-old daughter’s hospitalization.

Brian Dakss

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