THIBODAUX, LA (WVUE) - Two Lafourche Parish prisoners face new charges after deputies say they planned to break out of jail with a gun made of soap.
On Tuesday, correction officers at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center discovered an object that looked like a gun inside of a cell block, as well as a handcuff key. Investigators say the object was later determined to be made of soap, toilet paper and other materials available to inmates.
They say Troy Benner, who was in the facility on an armed robbery charge, made the object to try to break out of the jail. Benner allegedly picked up the handcuff key after a corrections officer dropped it. He now also faces attempted simple escape charges.
Deputies booked Treiston Pierron with assisting escape. They say Pierron knew about Benner's activities and had helped him in the planning. Pierron was in jail on simple arson charges.