Child takes note to school; Mom writes she's being held hostage in East Feliciana
CLINTON – A note brought to school by an 11-year-old helped authorities rescue the child's mother who was being held against her will Tuesday.
East Feliciana Parish Sheriff Jeff Travis said the child went to school with the message from her mother about her situation. The handwriting insinuated the woman was being held hostage and asked for someone to call police. School officials called the sheriff's office when they read the note.
With the help of the child, a team of law enforcement - including parish deputies and Louisiana Department of Corrections officers - found the mother at a home off Folly Brown Road, in a rural area of the parish. Inside, deputies said Donald Ray Guy was hiding in a closet.
Guy was arrested.
Before the Tuesday situation, Guy was already facing domestic abuse and battery charges in East Feliciana Parish and had two additional warrants for missing court dates. Now, deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish have placed a hold on Guy, who’s linked to a car theft there.
Investigators also recovered two ATV’s from the home, one of which was reported stolen.
Neither the woman nor the child were injured.
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