Three inmates who busted out of Louisiana detention center may be in stolen truck

Authorities in Natchitoches Parish continue to search for three inmates who escaped from the parish Detention Center.

The sheriff's office said in a news release that 34-year-old Willie E. Ethridge, 24-year-old Michael Elliot and 35-year-old Walshea Mitchell escaped Saturday night and then apparently jumped over two rolls of razor-wire fence.

On Monday, deputies said the men may be traveling in a stolen, white 2015 Ford truck with Louisiana license number 240146. They say the truck was stolen Sunday from a work site in Natchitoches.

Ethridge was serving time until 2037 for one count of attempted second-degree murder and two counts of armed robbery.

Elliot was sentenced on theft charges and Mitchell was serving time for armed robbery with a weapon and attempted armed robbery.