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Updated: Robbery suspects fleeing Louisiana, captured in Newton County

(Information has been updated to include names, photos, and video.)

Newton County Constable Pct 3 Howie Wonders said today, "Earlier today, 3 robbery suspects from LA lead a chase into Newton and Orange counties that eventually ended in Newton County in close proximity to Deweyville ISD. The suspects vehicle ended up getting stuck in a muddy field on the corner of Hwy 12 and Hwy 87 and the 3 suspects fled on foot into the wooded area adjacent to Deweyville ISD. Newton County Pct. 4 Deputy Logan Evans immediately notified ISD admin and the school was locked down."


Kevin Steele with 1813News said, "The suspects are identified as 22-year-old Daquaylon Williams of Breaux Bridge, 19-year-old Kayden Clark of Abbeville, and 18-year-old Branson Williams of Breaux Bridge."


Steele added, "The men face evading charges in Newton County but may face additional charges following a full investigation."


Wonders said that numerous law enforcement agencies joined forces and flooded the area with dozens of police patrol units and law enforcement officers. With law enforcement surrounding the area, K9 units were sent in and all three suspects were apprehended without incident.


Wonders said, "I would like to first off thank my guy, Newton County Pct 4 Deputy Constable Logan Evans for thinking quick on his feet to notify our ISD admin of the incident and his active participation in helping search for the suspects. Huge enormous thanks to Orange County Sheriff's Office Orange Police Department, DPS, Sulphur Police Department, Deputy Joshua Nash, and all other LE agencies that came out. Also I would like to thank Deweyville ISD and it's staff for their quick response to this incident. It was an incredible display of team work with a very happy ending. I've said it before and I'll say it again, we WILL be there to protect and safeguard your children. God bless and have a great day!"


Photos courtesy of Kevin Steele with, 1813News/Bart Masters


Video courtesy of ETB Sharpshooters EJ Williams and Rita Shipp


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