Louisiana Manhunt Underway as Police Search for 3 Escaped Inmates

A manhunt is currently underway in Louisiana as law enforcement officials search for three male inmates who escaped from a detention center in the state.

The three inmates, 34-year-old Willie E. Ethridge; 24-year-old Michael Elliot; and 35-year-old Walshea Mitchell apparently escaped from one of the dorms in the detention center and then jumped over two layers of razor-wire fencing.

Deputies said most recently the men could be traveling across the state in a stolen, white 2015 Ford truck with a Louisiana license plate number 240146. Authorities said the truck was stolen yesterday from a work site in Natchitoches, according to Fox News.

The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, located in the central region of the state, said the three men were not armed when they escaped from the detention center, but that they should be considered a credible threat and dangerous.

Ethridge, considered the most dangerous, was serving a sentence until 2037 for one count of attempted second-degree murder and two counts of armed robbery. Elliot and Mitchell were serving time for less violent crimes like theft, armed robbery with a weapon and attempted armed robbery.

Natchitoches police said they still do not know the exact details of how the three inmates escaped.

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