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Teenagers who escaped from juvenile jail taken back into custody Thursday morning

3 months 1 week 6 days ago Thursday, November 16 2023 Nov 16, 2023 November 16, 2023 10:39 AM November 16, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Officials arrested a pair of teenagers — one of them a suspected killer — who escaped a juvenile jail Tuesday night.

According to East Baton Rouge City-Parish spokesperson Mark Armstrong, the pair escaped around 9:10 p.m. Tuesday. The Baton Rouge Police Department identified the pair as David Atkins, 17, and Jeremiah Green, 17. Atkins faces a second-degree murder charge, and Green was jailed for armed robbery and was indicted for attempted second-degree murder.

Sources tell the WBRZ Investigative Unit that the teens were able to escape after moving to a part of the facility where the doors were broken, allowing them to move a piece of machinery and climb through a hole in the wall. They then hopped a fence and left the facility. 

The doors and windows in the portion of the facility where the teens were being held are all in need of repair, sources said Wednesday.

Thursday morning, officials with the US Marshal Middle Louisiana Fugitive Task Force took Atkins and Green back into custody. No further information regarding their capture was immediately available. 

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