Authorities say escaped teens could be dangerous
BATON ROUGE - Authorities still have not located a pair of juveniles who escaped from the Jeston Correctional Center last night, and were described as "unpredictable" and possibly dangerous.
The teens, 15-year-old Demonte Washington and 18-year-old Clarence McWilliams, were unaccounted for during a head count at 8:15 p.m. last night. Their charges range from simple burglary to carjacking, according to authorities.
People who live nearby Jetson said they believe more needs to be done to prevent this from happening again.
"Somethings not going right for them to do what they are doing because if it was, they wouldn't keep breaking out and doing what they are doing," Daledred Armstrong said.
Luke Thompson lives across the street from Jetson. He also belives more changes need to be implemented to prevent this from happening again.
"They need to have better security," Thompson said.
Authorities advised people near Jetson to lock their doors and not allow strangers inside or let them borrow their phones.
Numerous law enforcement agencies from Baton Rouge, Baker, and Zachary searched all night for the teens. The search was more relaxed this morning after investigators told News 2 the pair probably hitched a ride into Baton Rouge.
Jetson officials declined a News 2 request for an interview.