Three Avoyelles Parish prison escapees captured in Miami

Three escaped Avoyelles Parish prisoners  were captured while staying at a Miami-Dade motel early this morning, according to WSVN Channel 7 from Miami.

Police found Quentin Truehill and Peter Hughes at the Budget Inn along 89th Street and Northwest 27th Avenue. Kentrell Johnson was picked up a few blocks away.

In March, Avoyelles Parish Sheriff Doug Anderson said, at about 1:40 a.m. March 30, the  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.

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