Three escape from Avoyelles Parish DC1

According to Sheriff Doug Anderson, at about 1:40 a.m. this morning, three inmates of the Avoyelles S.O. D.C. #1 escaped from custody after taking a correctional officer at knife point and forcing him to open a door.

The Sheriff stated that the door to a disciplinary holding cell was opened by the jailer to provide water to the inmates within when inmate Quentin M. Truehill brandished a handmade knife, held it to the throat of the correctional officer threatening to kill him 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. Truehill, Kentrell F. Johnson and Peter 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

Escapee’s are:

1.) Quentin M. Truehill, New Orleans, La., B/M, 5’9”, 140 lbs., D.O.B. 04/16/1987

Truehill is serving a 30 year sentence for manslaughter.

2.) Peter M. Hughes,  Abbeville, La.,B/M, 6’2”, 152 lbs., D.O.B. 10/31/1987

Hughes is serving a 4 year sentence for Unauthorized Entry of an inhabited Dwelling

3.) Kentrell F. Johnson, Marksville, La., B/M, 6’3”, 230 lbs., D.O.B. 10/04/70

Johnson is currently serving a 10 year parole violation in addition armed robbery charges.

The Sheriff stated that his investigators are aggressively following leads and will use all law enforcement resources available to expedite a speedy capture. These three individuals are to be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Truehill, Hughes, or Johnson is asked to call the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-253-4000.

The Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the capture of these escapees. All information received  will remain confidential.

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