Travis Boys- Louisiana- 2015 (CAPTURED) Jun 20, 2015 16:32:03 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Jun 20, 2015 16:32:03 GMT -5
The man accused by New Orleans police of fatally shooting Officer Daryle Holloway while inside the veteran officer's police SUV Saturday morning (June 20) has a history of escaping law enforcement, court records show.
Travis Boys, 33, pleaded guilty to separate escape and attempted escape charges out of Jefferson Parish in 2005 and in 2000, according to online court records. In September of 2004, he tried to escape from a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputy, record show, for which he pleaded guilty in 2005 and received a sentence of two years hard labor.
Five years earlier, Boys entered a guilty plea on separate counts of simple escape and attempted simple escape stemming from separate incidents about a month apart, records show. First, on July 26, 1999, he was accused of escaping from a detective, records show. Then on Aug. 27 that same year he was accused of escaping from the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center. He received a six-month jail sentence after entering a guilty plea in March of 2000, court records show.
In Saturday's shooting, Boys was arrested for aggravated assault and on his way to Central Lockup around 8 a.m. when he somehow managed to maneuver his hands -- which were handcuffed behind his back -- to his front "either over his shoulders or beneath his legs" and make his way through an opening in the cage inside Holloway's vehicle, said NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison. He and Holloway fought, Harrison said, before Boys managed to fatally shoot the 22-year veteran officer and father. Boys then fled the area, police said, while Holloway -- having crashed his police SUV into a utility pole near North Claiborne and Elysian Fields avenues -- was rushed to an area hospital.
Authorities are still investigating the origin of the weapon used to kill Holloway, but Harrison said the officer's weapon was in its holster.
"We believe at this time it was not the officer's gun," Harrison told reporters.
Law enforcement from multiple agencies have begun scouring -- by land and by air -- for Boys, who had been arrested for aggravated battery and outstanding warrants. Holloway was not the arresting officer, police said.
"He will pay for what he did," Harrison said.
A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to Boys' arrest. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is urged to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.
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