Woman Charged for Assisting Inmate Escape Louisiana Jail

Efthymis Oraiopoulos
By Efthymis Oraiopoulos
October 18, 2022USshare
Woman Charged for Assisting Inmate Escape Louisiana Jail
A booking photo of Leroy Miles Jr. (Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office)

A Tennessee woman was arrested on Oct. 12 for allegedly assisting a man facing murder charges to escape from a correctional facility in downtown Lafayette, La. last month.

Jasmina Mahoney, 26, was arrested for helping Leroy Miles Jr., 23, escape the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex on Sept. 16, said a statement issued by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Miles escaped the complex after he squeezed through a small drainage opening after kicking out a metal cover, the Sheriff’s Office said.

He then scaled two fences to get out of the complex but was found the next morning in a Terrebonne parish hotel room and arrested.

“Investigators had also previously charged inmates Bricelon Martin, 26, and Jordan Beltz, 21, with assisting in the escape,” the statement said.

The Sheriff’s Office alleges that Mahoney had arranged transportation for Miles.

Mahoney was arrested in Tennessee and transferred to a Lafourche parish jail on Oct. 12. She was released on a bail of $10,000.

Miles is held without bail in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center for murder and battery. He is also charged with attempted murder, simple escape, aggravated flight from an officer, obstruction of Justice, and contempt of court in Lafourche Parish.

“The investigation into Miles’ escape continues, and additional arrests are still possible as investigators are pursuing charges against individuals outside the Correctional Complex,” the Sheriff’s Office said.

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