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Frustrated authorities making arrests as 16-year-old escapee continues to flee

4 years 6 months 2 days ago Thursday, August 02 2018 Aug 2, 2018 August 02, 2018 3:24 PM August 02, 2018 in Crime
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – As previously warned by law enforcement, authorities have arrested at least two people related to an ongoing search of a 16-year-old who broke out of juvenile jail more than a week ago.

Darreon Wilson, 16, escaped from the East Baton Rouge Detention Center on July 23. His escape is the subject of an investigation at the detention center and caused a stir when agents stormed a North Baton Rouge neighborhood last week looking for him.

On July 26, WBRZ.com reported police had surrounded a house and closed off Oaklon Avenue at its intersection with Beechwood Drive near the Plank Road and Airline Highway interchange.

Wilson managed to leave the area without being caught but a friend was arrested.  

Thursday, WBRZ learned, Wilson’s brother’s girlfriend is also facing charges and tied up in the mess.

Taylor Chenevert was arrested as an accessory after the fact to simple escape charges – a felony.

Authorities said Chenevert has communicated with Wilson since his escape and has been talking to Wilson’s brother, who is in jail, about the escape. 

Ben Fields, who was arrested in the neighborhood earlier, also faces similar charges of accessory after the fact to escape.  

Arrest documents also accuse Wilson’s mother of knowing where her escaped son is hiding but there was no immediate information available pointing to an arrest of the mother.

State officials described Wilson as non-violent.  He was being held in juvenile custody for illegal carrying of weapons, possession with intent to distribute narcotics, and possession of stolen property. He remains at large.

Wilson's mother, LaToya Jarvis, was arrested in 2015 when one of her sons missed 69 days of school in a single school year.  In a previous profile of truancy by WBRZ, authorities said Jarvis reported to the school district she was home schooling her son.  Authorities said that was not the case. 


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