Posted: Nov 10, 2011 5:16 PM by Stephanie Ryan
Updated: Nov 10, 2011 5:16 PM
ST. FRANCISVILLE - The chase started around 2:30 Thursday morning after guards at West Feliciana Parish's Work Release discovered two inmates missing. Then, the number grew to three.
Angola's chase team followed the trail while deputies with the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office and St. Francisville Police Department inspected nooks and crannies of every vehicle on its way out of town to make sure the escapees weren't inside.
But that wasn't what landed Tremel and Lakron Scott back behind bars.
The two turned themselves in after a phone call from a cell phone that no one seems to know how they got.
Sheriff Austin Daniel told News 2 Tremel and Lakron took a call from the warden of the work release after the warden heard about the phone and got the number. Daniel said the warden convinced the two to turn themselves in.
Oshay Roberts was still on the run, but not for long. The captured inmates told deputies where to send dogs from Angola's chase team. Just after daylight, the dogs sniffed out Roberts, who was hiding in brush at the intersection of Highway 61 and Street D.
Daniel believes Roberts was looking for a ride out of town. Just down the street is where deputies had been searching cars earlier.
News 2 was the only station with a camera at the scene as Roberts was captured. He screamed from the back seat of the officer's car as deputies tried to calm him down, even calling for leg irons.
All three men will now face an added charge of simple assault. They were all in jail for non-violent offenses and had less than a year left in jail, according to Daniel.