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Three escaped Ascension Parish inmates recaptured late Friday

11 months 1 week 2 days ago Friday, August 11 2023 Aug 11, 2023 August 11, 2023 9:18 PM August 11, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ

DONALDSONVILLE -- Three men who escaped from Ascension Parish jail Friday night were recaptured less than three hours later, the sheriff's office said.

Blake Menefee, 21, of Gonzales, and Logan Delana, 27, of Saicier, Miss. were captured just before 11 p.m. and Zachary Freman, 30, of St. Amant, was nabbed a short time later.

Details of the escape were not immediately available, but the men fled the jail about 8:35 p.m., according to the sheriff's office.

Menefee and Delana were arrested in Gonzales in January in the kidnapping and shooting of a retired law enforcement officer in Mississippi. They are also suspects in home invasions in the Gulfport area.

Menefee was charged with illegal possession of stolen firearms, illegal possession of stolen things over $25,000, aggravated flight from an officer, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and illegal carry of weapons. Delana was charged with illegal possession of stolen firearms, illegal possession of stolen things over $25,000, aggravated flight from a officer, possession with intent to distribute, and illegal carry of weapons possession of firearm by convicted felon.

Freman was charged with theft of a motor vehicle in an unrelated case.

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