Shampine spending another weekend on the lam
BATON ROUGE- A wanted man will enter his second weekend on the run Saturday and has managed to spend the last week without being noticed.
Dennis Shampine has been running from authorities since the second week of October. He has not been seen since Friday, October 10 when a woman said she yelled at him in her backyard.
Shampine was last believed to be hiding out in a thick patch of woods along the Livingston and East Baton Rouge parish lines near where the Amite and Comite rivers meet. The wilderness is dense and people are not surprised he has been able to survive in the brush since homeless camps abound deep inside the woods.
"You still have lots of means to survive," Jamie Lafrance said. Lafrance lives on Riverside Park Drive, the road nearest to where Shampine was last seen. She's spent days on edge, worried Shampine is living behind her house.
"There's a risk that his conduct could accelerate. He could become more violent. We need to get him off of the streets or out of the woods," Walker Police Captain John Sharpe said earlier this week in an interview with WBRZ.
Shampine faces strong-arm robbery, assault and failure to register as a sex offender charges after officers say he broke his parole.
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