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Wanted fugitive found hiding in woman's attic

Wanted fugitive found hiding in woman's attic
Photo provided by the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office.

POSTED: Monday, October 21, 2013 - 11:00am

UPDATED: Monday, October 21, 2013 - 12:17pm

On Friday, Oct. 18, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office received a Crime Stopper’s tip that a wanted suspect from the Hammond Police Department was possibly hiding out at a Morris Rd. residence eluding arrest. Upon arrival, deputes secured all areas of the residence before knocking at the door. While waiting for a response, deputies heard a loud banging noise from inside the residence, as if someone were hitting on a wall.

A short time later, Lonell Taylor, 19, answered the door. Deputies asked if Tyree Dushon Wells, 34, of Hammond was inside of the residence. Taylor responded, “no” and that Wells had not been to her residence for at least 2 weeks. Since Taylor mentioned that Wells was not there, she gave deputies permission to search the residence.

As deputies were clearing the home, they located Tyree Dushon Wells hiding in the attic. Wells was then taken into custody without incident. Dushon was wanted by the HPD for Aggravated Second-Degree Battery and Aggravated Assault with a Firearm for the Hammond Police Department.

Lonell Taylor was also taken into custody for accessory after the fact for hiding Wells in her residence.

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