A team of grief counselors is at David Wade Correctional Center in Homer, Louisiana, following Thursday's prison escape and murder. The Department's Critical Incident Stress Management team is offering counseling to staff, relatives, and offenders.

Thursday afternoon, trusty 39 year-old Deltra Henderson escaped from the prison, during which time he allegedly killed the 18 year-old daughter of a David Wade Correctional Center employee who lived on prison property. Out of respect for the family, her name is not being released at this time. 

Suspect Arrested in West Monroe Shooting

Jan 26, 2017

Suspect Joshua Van-buren has been identified in connection to the West Monroe shooting Wednesday night. West Monroe Police says the incident occurred on Orange Street after an argument broke out

West Monroe Police says Van-buren exited his vehicle and approached the unidentified individual.  The two then exchanged gun fire at each other. Three women and a child were nearby, but no one was injured.

Van-buren has been taken into custody and charged with attempted second degree murder. No bond has been set.

Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office

This morning the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a report of shots being fired inside of a West Monroe area gas station.  The shooting occurred at the Shell station located on LA-546 near I-20 at exit 108.

Upon arrival, the victim, Laquintina Qualls, age 24, of Rayville, La was found deceased.

Witnesses indicated the suspect fled by car onto I-20 and headed west.

The suspect, Isaac T. Gee, age 29 of Rayville, LA was apprehended a short time later in Lincoln Parish and was arrested.