Razor wire, guards thwart prisoner’s escape attempt

Published 10:18 pm Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Authorities quickly captured a man who scaled one of the inner fences at a Louisiana prison and got caught in the razor wire.

The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections said in a news release Tuesday that Aaron Dun, 32, tried to escape Elayn Hunt Correctional Center around 7 p.m. Monday.

Dun was awaiting trial in St. John the Baptist Parish for home invasion, aggravated kidnapping, and armed robbery. He is also a registered sex offender in Alabama, where he is wanted for several additional charges.

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Dun had been under the DOC’s authority at the request of the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff because he is a flight risk. He has been at Hunt Correctional since May 18.

The department said attempted escape charges are pending against Dun. The attempted escape remains under investigation.