UPDATE: 2-4-2024 @ 11:19 am. Authorities said Duntain Jr. is back in custody.
UPDATE: KQKI has learned that Dauntain Jr. was in Franklin for the funeral of a family member and has relatives and connections in Franklin, Jeanerette and Abbeville.
UPDATE: The Office of Juvenile Justice says that the juvenile, 17-year-old, Kimmy Dauntain Jr., is from Orleans Parish. Following the incident, OJJ said it immediately made official notifications to law enforcement. As of 9:00 am, on Saturday, February 3, 2024, the escapee remains at large. Dauntain was being held on multiple charges including attempted first-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder (accessory after the fact).
KQKI sent an email Saturday morning to the OJJ Public Information Officer, Nicolette Gordon, asking if Dauntain had any relatives or other connections in Franklin, if he was in handcuffs and if she knew how he escaped. However, the statement from OJJ did not release Dauntain’s identity stating that due to the confidential nature of juvenile records, OJJ cannot release information pertaining to youth to the media. But in a statement released to the media Friday night, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office identified Dauntain as the juvenile who was in the custody of OJJ when he escaped on an escorted trip to Franklin.
According to the OJJ, Dauntain was entered into the NCIC (National Crime Information Center) database.
On Friday, February 2, 2024, at approximately 4:30 pm, 𝐊𝐢𝐦𝐦𝐲 𝐃𝐚𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐉𝐫., a juvenile offender, escaped from Office of Juvenile Justice custody while on an escorted trip in Franklin.
Dauntain was last seen wearing a black and white jumpsuit.
Dauntain was being held on charges of simple battery, illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile, attempted first-degree murder, and attempted second-degree murder (accessory after the fact).
𝐀𝐧𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐃𝐚𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐭. 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐒𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐟𝐟’𝐬 𝐎𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐭 𝟑𝟑𝟕-𝟖𝟐𝟖-𝟏𝟗𝟔𝟎, 𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐥𝐢𝐧 𝐏𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐃𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭.