Teens, guard who escaped Louisiana youth center back in custody

HOUSTON, Texas (KTAL/KMSS) – The three young inmates who escaped from Ware Youth Center in Coushatta, Louisiana in a car driven by a 21-year-old guard early Saturday morning are in custody.

Shortly after midnight on Sunday, 17-year-old Jeremiah Durham, Tyjuan Lafitte and Na’varaya Lane, 15, along with Victoria Tune, a guard at Ware Youth Center, were arrested in Houston by the City’s law enforcement team. Houston Police Department Midwest Crime.

Lafitte is charged with attempted first degree murder; Lane for attempted second degree murder; Durham is charged with armed robbery. The three teenagers were considered dangerous.

The capture came after the unoccupied getaway car – a white 2010 Pontiac G6 – driven by Victoria Tune was located in the parking lot of a Houston motel where it was kept under HPD surveillance for several hours.

The vehicle was recovered through a joint effort of the Criminal Investigations Division of the Louisiana Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Louisiana State Police’s G Troop Investigations Unit. , the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Louisiana Fusion Center, and the Houston Police Department’s Crime Squad.

Eventually, the four suspects, led by one of the suspect’s relatives, returned to the vehicle where they were surrounded and taken into custody by the HPD Crime Team.

All suspects will be extradited to Louisiana, where they will face additional charges in reference to the escape.

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