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Teen accused of cutting ankle monitor arrested after manhunt

1 year 8 months 3 weeks ago April 30, 2015 Apr 30, 2015 Thursday, April 30 2015 April 30, 2015 3:58 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS- A teenager accused of cutting off his ankle monitor who has been on the run for more than 24 hours was arrested in eastern New Orleans.

Nola.com/The Times-Picayune reports the 16-year-old was found and arrested Wednesday afternoon. New Orleans police and the parish sheriff's office had been searching for the teenager since Tuesday morning.

A sheriff's office spokesman says the teen was in the electronic monitoring program after being charged with simple burglary and illegal carrying of a weapon.

The spokesman says he will face additional charges of criminal damage to property and tampering with an electronic monitoring device.

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