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Extradition orders signed for Louisiana fugitives

4 years ago March 21, 2011 Mar 21, 2011 Monday, March 21 2011 Monday, March 21, 2011 11:33:52 AM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

MEMPHIS, TN - Extradition orders were signed today for two former trusties who escaped from Baton Rouge and were caught in Tennessee.

A spokesperson for the Shelby County District Attorney's Office said Ricky Wedgeworth and Darian Pierce will be extradited to Louisiana, where they face escape charges.

The two escaped from a State Police barracks on March 4 and were arrested by Memphis Police after a high-speed chase March 14.

Wedgeworth and Pierce are also accused of carjacking and later killing an Ohio businessman while on the run.

Lt. Doug Cain with the Louisiana State Police says Wedgeworth and Pierce will be transported back to Louisiana but could not say exactly when.

Lt. Cain did say there is a possbility it could be sometime this week though.

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