For Immediate Release
|March 31, 2010||
Corey Britt - Deputy U.S. Marshal
Western District of Louisiana (337) 262-6666
|Three Dangerous Convicts Escape in Central Louisiana|
Alexandria, LA – At approximately 1:40
a.m. on Monday Morning (March 29, 2010) three inmates escaped from the
Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office D.C. #1. The inmates escaped after
putting a Correctional Officer (CO) at knifepoint and forcing him to open
the door. The CO was opening the door to a disciplinary holding cell to
provide water to inmates within the holding cell when inmate Quentin M.
Truehill brandished a handmade knife, held it to the throat of the CO, and
threatening to kill the CO if he did not open a nearby access door. As the
officer began to comply with Truehill’s demands another officer attempted to
intervene and was cut on the hand. Quentin M. Truehill, Kentrell F.
Johnson, and Peter M. Hughes all fled the jail facility. Deputies, City
Police Officers, and a K-9 Chase Team from the Avoyelles Correctional Center
tracked the escapee’s into a wooded area near Highway 1. Sheriff Anderson
said it is now apparent that the three were picked up by an accomplice near
the old Wal-Mart building in Marksville.
2. Peter M. Hughes – Originally from Abbeville, LA. Hughes is serving a 4 Year Sentence for Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling.
3. Kentrell F. Johnson – Originally from the Lafourche, Thibodaux area. Johnson is serving a Ten Year Parole Violation along with Armed Robbery Charges.
If you have information as to the location of any of these offenders please call the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office at (318) 452-2076 or the U.S. Marshals in Lafayette, LA at (337) 262-6792. Your identity can remain anonymous.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.