Attempted escape results in 5 extra years


Randle Dale Perot, 27, of Campti pled Tuesday, July 2 in the 10th Judicial District Court to aggravated escape. He was sentenced to five years hard labor consecutive to a sentence he was already serving.

The sentence stems from an incident Feb. 13 of this year. Perot was working on a supervised work crew in the Kisatchie area around 10:30 a.m. when he left the work site, stole a US Forest vehicle then crashed it a short distance away. He then fled into a nearby wooded area.

Louisiana State Police, Winn Parish Tracking Team, Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office, US Forest Service Law Enforcement and NPSO deputies and volunteers participated in the search. Perot was captured at 3:12 p.m. the same day.

Perot was serving DOC time until 2025 for Illegal Possession of Things and Illegal Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of a Felony.