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Escaped kid from juvie eludes authorities for days

2 years 2 months 20 hours ago Thursday, July 26 2018 Jul 26, 2018 July 26, 2018 3:52 PM July 26, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – Police surrounded a house and closed off part of a north Baton Rouge neighborhood Thursday as law enforcement searched for a juvenile who escaped from a detention facility near the airport days ago.

Thursday afternoon, law enforcement were heavy on Oaklon Avenue at its intersection with Beechwood Drive near the Plank Road and Airline Highway interchange.

Authorities said they were looking for a 16-year-old who managed to climb over a razor-wired fence and escape the East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Detention Facility Monday. Officials said he was able to push his way through the double gates of the detention facility.

Officials from the Department of Juvenile Services said at this time their investigation shows that employees were following detention center policies at the time of the juvenile's escape. The investigation is ongoing.      

The teenager was not identified.  Authorities said the teenager was admitted to the facility for offenses not classified as "crime's of violence."

The 16-year-old was not apprehended.   

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