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UPDATE: Juvenile escapee captured in Sulphur

Posted at 9:21 AM, May 24, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-24 18:27:09-04

LAFAYETTE, La. — The teenager who escaped from the Lafayette Juvenile Detention Center on Saturday has been captured.

Sulphur Police found him Tuesday night. Lafayette Police say he'll be transported back to the Lafayette Juvenile Detention Center, and will be booked with an additional charge of simple escape.

The escape happened Saturday afternoon, after the boy climbed a fence at the jail on Surrey Street.

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