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Louisiana’s Victoria Tune helped TyJuan Lafitte, Jeremiah Durham, Na’Varaya Lane escape from detention center?

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Victoria Tune, 21, of Red River Parish, Louisiana, United States worked as a security guard at the Ware Youth Center in Coushatta, Red River Parish. TyJuan Lafitte, 17, of Caddo Parish, Louisiana, Jeremiah Durham, 17, of Bossier Parish, Louisiana and Na’Varaya Lane, 15, of DeSoto Parish, Lousiana were inmates at the detention center.

Lafitte and Lane were jailed for attempted first-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder, respectively. Durham was jailed for armed robbery.

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On May 14, 2022, Lafitte, Durham and Lane escaped from the Ware Youth Center. Just before 7 a.m., the Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call from the detention center regarding the three escapees.

Tune was caught on camera driving Lafitte, Durham and Lane from the detention center in a white 2010 Pontiac G6 with a Louisiana license plate VWY 295. The car was missing a rear bumper.

A warrant was issued for Tune in connection with the escape of Lafitte, Durham and Lane. She is wanted for three counts of accessory to simple escape while the three escapes are wanted for simple escape.

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At around 2:00 a.m. on May 15, 2022, the Houston Police Department’s Midwest Crime Suppression Team apprehended Tune, Lafitte, Durham and Lane in Houston, Texas. The team was assisted by the Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, the LA State Police Troop G Investigations Unit, the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office and the LA Fusion Center.

Driven by Tune, the unoccupied getaway car was located in the parking lot of a motel in Houston. For several hours, the HPD kept it under surveillance.

When Tune, Lafitte, Durham and Lane returned to the vehicle, they were surrounded and taken into custody by the HPD. The four suspects will face additional charges after being extradited back to Louisiana.

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The Ware Youth Center offers 34 beds to males and females between the ages of 10 and 16 at its facility in Coushatta. The detention center has another facility in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, which offers 21 beds to males and females between the ages of 10 and 16.

Former National Football League players John Hilliard, 46, and Bennie Logan, 32, were both born in Coushatta. The town is the parish seat of Red River Parish.

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