The West Tennessee Violent Crimes and Fugitive Task Force captured Louisiana jail escapee in Carroll County Albert Holmes III last night. Holmes, who was a trustee at the Quachita Parish jail located in Monroe, Louisiana, stole a Quachita Parish vehicle. Quachita Parish Sheriff’s investigators developed information that Holmes may be in the Henderson or Carroll County, TN area. They contacted the U.S. Marshals’ West Tennessee Violent Crimes and Fugitive Task Force in Jackson on March 31. On the evening of April 2, task force officers apprehended Holmes at a trailer park located on Rolling Hill Park Cove just inside the Carroll County line. Holmes was arrested without incident.
Holmes was originally charge with armed robbery in Louisiana, but plead guilty to a charge of theft. He had 15 months remaining on his sentence when he escaped.
The vehicle taken by Holmes, a white 2001 GMC pickup truck with LA tag #W246564, has not been located. The truck is registered to the Ouachita Parish Sheriffs Department. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the truck is asked to call the Jackson U.S. Marshals Office at (731) 427-4661 or Memphis office at (901) 544-3304.
The W/TN Violent Crimes and Fugitive Task Force is a wing of the U.S. Marshals’ Mid-South Fugitive Task Force based out of the U.S. Marshals Service’ Memphis Office. The W/TN Violent Crimes and Fugitive Task Force consists of deputy U.S. Marshals and officers from the Jackson Police Department and Madison County Sheriff’s Department. Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov/.