Teen with history of escaping incarceration has been re-arrested


The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff’s Office reports Damarion Simmons, 16, has been arrested.

It comes after Simmons escaped his third juvenile detention center in Louisiana. Officials said Simmons escaped the juvenile detention center he was locked up in last Wednesday night in St. Martinville.


Simmons was one of three teens accused of stealing a truck on Christmas day in Pointe Coupee Parish and leading multiple law enforcement agencies on a search for days. One of the teens was arrested the day after Christmas and a second teen turned himself in. However, Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Rene Thibodeaux said because there were no vacancies at any juvenile detention centers in Louisiana, both those teens were eventually released to return home.


Simmons was accused of being the main culprit of the theft and led deputies on a search for days. It’s why when he was arrested, Sheriff Thibodeaux said he would make sure Simmons was locked up and not released like the first two.

It’s why he was sent to the juvenile detention center in St. Martinville, but sources tell Unfiltered with Kiran Simmons asked for a blanket and then used that blanket to throw over the barbed fence before jumping the fence.

Simmons was re-arrested Sunday, Jan. 23rd in New Roads. Since his most recent escape, officials said Simmons allegedly stole a vehicle and three guns. It’s unclear as of now where he will be locked up and what additional charges he’s looking at.

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