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Mar 26, 2012 9:34 AM by AP

Bridge City youth center escapees apprehended

BRIDGE CITY, La. (AP) - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies have captured two juveniles who escaped from the Bridge City Center For Youth over the weekend.

Col. John Fortunato tells The Times-Picayune officers received a call Sunday morning that two teen were walking along a canal bank in Avondale.

When approached by officers, the two juveniles fled on foot. After a short pursuit, Fortunato said police found the two hiding in a shed. The juveniles again tried to flee, but were placed under arrest after a brief struggle.

Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice Deputy Secretary Mary Livers says 18-year-old Clarence McWilliams and a 15-year-old escaped Saturday.

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