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Manhunt Underway for Three 'Dangerous' Escaped Inmates



    Manhunt Underway for Three 'Dangerous' Escaped Inmates
    Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office
    (Left to right) Michael Elliot, Walshea Mitchell, and Willie E. Etheridge.

    A manhunt was underway in northwestern Louisiana early Monday for three "dangerous" inmates who scaled razor-wire fences to escape prison over the weekend.

    The trio escaped from the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center on Saturday night, jumping over two rolls of razor-wire, NBC News reported.

    The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office identified the inmates as Michael Elliot, a 24-year-old convicted of theft; Walshea Mitchell, 35, in prison for armed robbery; and Willie Ethridge, 34, serving time for murder and armed robbery.

    While the men were not armed at the time of their escape they should be considered dangerous and "extreme caution should be used if seen," the sheriff's office said in a statement.