Louisiana escapees surrender in Victoria

Aug. 12, 2010 at 3:12 a.m.

A man and woman on the run turned themselves into Victoria County Sheriff's deputies Thursday morning, one day after escaping from a Louisiana jail.

Jamie D. Malone, 27, and Thomas Ray May, 33, both of whom are inmates at Louisiana's Winn Parish jail, were placed into custody early Wednesday morning.

The two escaped when they walked away from their trustee duties at the Winn County Courthouse, according to a Winn County Sheriff's Office news release.

Victoria County Chief Deputy Terry Simons said the escapees surrendered themselves when they called sheriff's deputies from the parking lot of the Raisin Windmill convenience store on U.S. Highway 59 South.

The store was closed at the time.

"They were sitting on the curb at the time that the deputies arrived," said Simons.

Winn Parish law enforcement received the call about their missing inmates around 6 a.m. Thursday morning, said the news release.

Warrants are in the process of being obtained and arrangements to extradite the two are underway.

A third person, Rose Mitchell Walker has been detained by VCSO as a "person of interest" in connection with the escape.

The details of the escape are still under investigation.

For more details, read Friday's Advocate.



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