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May 26, 2024

4 Inmates Have Escaped Jail in Amite

UPDATE (May 27, 2024 - 10:56 AM): Sheriff Edwards reports Johnson and Guidry have both been taken into custody. Deputies located them hiding in a dumpster behind the Dollar General Store on Pumpkin Center Road and Old Baton Rouge Highway. Hookfin and Cyprian are still at large. 

Original Story

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriffs Office is currently seeking the whereabouts of four escaped inmates from the Tangipahoa Parish Jail. Sheriff Daniel Edwards says the four inmates were able to escape the perimeter fence of the Parish Jail while participating in their recreation time on the yard. Upon inspection of the perimeter fence, a section of the fence was found to be vulnerable and easily maneuvered in such a way that a small statured body could slide through. 

The four escapees are identified as (and shown left to right below)

  • Omarion Hookfin - 19 years old b/m of Hammond
  • Avery Guidry - 19 years old b/m of Natalbany
  • Jamarcus Cyprian - 20 years old b/m of Amite
  • Travon Johnson - 21 years old b/m of Natalbany

Johnson, Hookfin and Guidry were in jail following their arrest for a 2022 homicide in Hammond, whereas Cyprian was serving time for armed robbery and weapon charges. Hoofkin also acquired additional charges of aggravated battery while incarcerated in the Catahoula Parish. 

Sheriff Edwards asks anyone with first hand knowledge of any of the four subjects whereabouts to contact 911, OR if you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa’s anonymous tip line at 1.800.554.5245 or visit www.tangicrimestoppers.com and click on the P3 Tips icon or Submit A Tip! You may be eligible for a cash reward.

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