Another Jail Escapee Captured
On February 1, 2022, a cooperative effort by the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office (APSO) and the U.S. Marshals Service/U.S. Marshals Task Force located and captured escapee Dakeylon Berry in Harris County, Texas.
On September 27, 2021, Berry escaped from the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office Marksville DC-1 Jail Facility along with four (4) other male prisoners. Dakeylon Berry fled to Texas and utilized the alias name of “Daylon Johnson” in an attempt to hide his identity and avoid capture. APSO regularly updated the U.S. Marshal’s Service with tips and information received ultimately resulting in his capture by U.S. Marshals. Berry is also facing other charges in Texas.
As of now, all but one of those escapees have been captured. Investigations are still ongoing. More participants and/or persons that assisted their escape or aided/abetted them may be identified with charges for all involved forthcoming.
Sheriff David L. Dauzat would like to thank the Team of dedicated professional Law Enforcement Agents that worked together to apprehend this offender, and safely place him back behind bars.