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Officials: Teens arrested after escape from juvenile prison

4 years 1 month 1 week ago Monday, July 02 2018 Jul 2, 2018 July 02, 2018 7:02 PM July 02, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press

MONROE, La. (AP) - Authorities say two teenagers who escaped from a Louisiana juvenile prison, stole a state vehicle and drove it more than 40 miles have been recaptured.

Officials say deputies spotted the vehicle Monday and that a spike strip was used to flatten the tires. The vehicle became disabled in the town of Olla and the teenagers were captured following a manhunt.

Officials tell The Baton Rouge Advocate a third inmate also escaped Monday from the Swanson Center for Youth in Monroe but was arrested not far from the facility.

The state Office of Juvenile Justice says all three escapees had been involved in a violent jailbreak last month that sent a guard to a hospital with serious injuries.

The newspaper says the trouble youth lockup has had multiple escapes this year.

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