Inmate in Louisiana Correctional Facility Escapes During Early Morning Hours and is Quickly Captured, Disciplinary Action Possible
Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana – An inmate in a Louisiana correctional facility escaped during the early morning hours but was quickly captured and disciplinary action is possible.
The Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office stated on May 9, 2023, that on May 8, at around 4:29 a.m., the Avoyelles 911 Communication Center got a call about a suspected escape by a female offender from the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office DC-3 Women Jail Facility. The suspect was apprehended without incident in Marksville, Louisiana at 4:45 a.m. and transferred to the APSO DC-1 Jail Facility.
According to reports from the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office, preliminary analysis indicated two factors that contributed to the escape. Authorities indicated that one factor was that the on-duty Correctional Officers failed to adhere to standard jail security protocols and rules, allowing the suspect unsupervised access to a restricted location. Second, the failure of an inside door hinge allowed the suspect to force her way through it. According to police, this combination provided the suspect with access to an exit door, through which she fled on foot.
Robyn M. Deshautelle, 33, of Cottonport, Louisiana, was arrested and placed in the Avoyelles Parish DC-1 Jail Facility for Simple Escape and Simple Criminal Damage to Property.
Sheriff David L. Dauzat also indicated that he wants the public to know that the inquiry is still ongoing. Employees will be held accountable and may face disciplinary action and/or termination.
Sheriff Dauzat also wanted to express gratitude to the Marksville Police Department for their support and prompt reaction in this situation.
An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.