11-19-2005, 05:55 PM #1
LA - At least 5 inmates escaped in Katrina evac; 8 unaccounted for
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At least 5 inmates escaped in Katrina evac; 8 unaccounted for
NEW ORLEANS Although the sheriff had said all of Orleans Parish's seven thousand inmates were kept in custody during a three-day evacuation because of Hurricane Katrina, it issued fugitive warrants for 14.
Eight remain unaccounted for. Two were arrested and four turned out to have given phony names when they were checked into prisons and jails elsewhere in Louisiana, according to a statement from Sheriff Marlin Gusman.
His figures don't include three St. Bernard Parish inmates, including murder defendant George Schaefer III, who recently was booked in Mississippi with a new murder.
All 300 to 350 inmates from St. Bernard Parish's one-story jail were moved to New Orleans before Katrina slammed into the state, then had to be moved out by boats and buses along with New Orleans' inmates as water rose around the city's 10 lockups.
The Orleans and St. Bernard Parish inmates ended up in 38 state and local lockups.
Gusman's statement said only two inmates definitely escaped. He did not identify them, but the Times-Picayune reports records show that 25-year-old Matthew Sartain was captured in Polk County, Georgia, and 37-year-old Kenneth Youngblood was arrested in Dallas.
The newspaper says their new charges and arrest dates were unavailable, but Sartain had been held in New Orleans on charges of aggravated assault, being a felon with a firearm, and parole violation. Youngblood had been held for public intoxication.
11-19-2005, 07:46 PM #2
Well, the first thing they probably did was get in line for the one day give-away of $2000 per person. Then they got on one of the buses and headed for Houston, where they have been living rent-free (compliments of FEMA), plus they get a weekly cash allotment (compliments of FEMA). Now that it has been announced that they are missing, the authorities will be looking for them, so they have now fled for parts unknown.
11-19-2005, 08:37 PM #3Former Member
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