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.

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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.