A prisoner in Louisiana escaped and abducted the assistant warden's teenage step-daughter. According to PEOPLE, 39-year-old Deltra Henderson fled David Wade Correctional Center in Homer on Thursday. He fatally stabbed 18-year-old Amanda Carney, who lived at a home across from the center.
“She lived on the compound and he was a trustee and he worked cleaning flower beds and mowing grass,” a sheriff shared. “He was on the other side of the prison and they have trustees that go over there and work in the flower beds. He abducted her and got in her car and left.”
In order to be a trustee, the sheriff explains that Henderson displayed good behavior. Carney’s body was found some two and a half miles from the prison in an oil field underneath pine needles. The teen had been stabbed numerous times in her neck, per the sheriff.
Henderson crashed and abandoned Carney’s car. He then returned to prison grounds and stole a car from Carney’s neighbor. The fugitive crashed that car and found a gun in a trailer. The incident ended when the prisoner traded shots with guards and eventually died from the gunfire.
Henderson has been incarcerated since 2001 on charges of armed robbery, aggravated burglary and cocaine distribution. He was eligible to be released in March 2025.
[Photo: Facebook, Union Parish Sheriff's Office]