Inmates escape Natchitoches Parish Detention Center in Louisiana

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

Attorney Describes 'Debtors' Prison' Scheme Targeting Poor Minorities

A manhunt was underway in northwestern Louisiana early Monday for three "dangerous" inmates who scaled razor-wire fences to escape prison late on Sunday.

The trio escaped from the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center on Saturday night, jumping over two rolls of razor-wire.

RELATED: High-profile prison escapes

6 PHOTOS
High profile jail breaks, prison escapes
See Gallery
High profile jail breaks, prison escapes
Mexico's Attorney General Arely Gomez shows a picture of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman during a press conference held at the Secretaria de Gobernacion in Mexico City, on July 13, 2015. Guzman managed to escape from his cell despite a monitoring bracelet and 24-hour security camera surveillance, and likely was helped by prison officials, authorities said Monday. AFP PHOTO/YURI CORTEZ (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Lionel Clah, right, and Joseph Cruz escaped while being transported to a New Mexico prison. (Photo via New Mexico Department of Corrections)
Mug shots of three prisoners that made a rare escape from Alcatraz Island. From left to right: Clarence Anglin, John William Anglin, and Frank Lee.
JUN 6 1978, JUN 17 1978, JUN 18 1978; Frank Abagnale, Facing Camera, is crime *****; Former con man talks to Williamson, Arvada crime *****; (Photo By Kenn Bisio/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 02: John Dillinger, desperado, Public Enemy No. 1, as he looked while being taken from Tucson, Arizona to Crown Point, Indiana, where he later escaped. (Photo by NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office identified the inmates as Michael Elliot, a 24-year-old convicted of theft; Walshea Mitchell, 35, in prison for armed robbery; and Willie Ethridge, 34, serving time for murder and armed robbery.

While the men were not armed at the time of their escape they should be considered dangerous and "extreme caution should be used if seen," the sheriff's office said in a statement.

RELATED: Incarcerations by state

"Two of the escapees were last seen wearing black sweat pants and black long sleeve sweatshirts, and the third was in gray sweat pants and a gray long sleeve shirt," according to the sheriff's office.

"Deputies ask that if you see any of these escapees, to not approach them" and instead call 911 or local law enforcement, it added.

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners