July 29, 2017
Amanda Leigh Carney
This is why we put rabid animals down instead of sending them to the pound.
Escaped fugitive from the David Wade Correctional Center, Deltra Henderson, has been shot and killed after escaping from the facility on Thursday. After escaping, he broke into the Assistant Warden’s home and murdered his teenage step-daughter.
The incident began on Thursday about 1:40 PM when Deltra Henderson, age 39, was found to be missing from the David Wade Correctional Center in Claiborne Parish, according to USA Today.
After Henderson escaped, he stole a car which was found wrecked not far from the prison facility.
The search for Henderson continued, and he was found barricaded in a home on prison grounds later on Thursday afternoon, not far from the wrecked vehicle.
Attempts were made for Henderson to surrender, but he refused, and opened fire on officers who had surrounded the building and nearby area.
Officers returned fire, and Henderson was shot and killed. At some point after Henderson escaped, before he barricaded himself, he took the female stepdaughter of an assistant warden who lived on prison property hostage, according to KTBS.
It is not clear yet when Henderson murdered the hostage, Amanda Leigh Carney, but she was found stabbed to death in a wooded area on prison property. According to KTBS, she was a 2017 graduate of Summerfield High School, and was supposed to start college in a few weeks.
More details on how Henderson escaped, whose residence he was shot at, and others about the incident have not yet been released.