Seven inmates who escaped Tallulah facility back in custody

Published 9:38 am Thursday, September 13, 2018

All seven inmates who escaped Wednesday from the Madison Parish Correctional Center in Tallulah, Louisiana, are back in jail, Louisiana State Police spokesman Senior Trooper Michael Reichardt said.

The seven escaped about midday Wednesday by climbing a fence at the facility. Three of them were captured shortly after the escape.

Reichardt said the other four — Joshua Lewis, 24; Earl Hollins, 23; Devario R. Turner, 35; and Leedarius Rogers, 25 — were captured between 8:30 and 9:15 p.m. Wednesday.

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“They were captured in different locations; none of them were captured together,” he said.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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