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UPDATE: Two juveniles back in custody after escaping St. Martin Parish facility

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Posted at 12:26 PM, May 18, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-19 13:39:53-04

UPDATE: Two teenagers who escaped from Acadiana Center for Youth in St. Martinville have been caught. The facility is located on Terrace Highway in St. Martinville.

Two teenagers are back in custody after the pair escaped a juvenile detention facility in St. Martinville.

According to the OJJ, the 16-year-old was found just before 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 18 in St. Martinville and the 17-year-old was apprehended in St. Martin Parish early Thursday morning.

On Wednesday, 17-year-old and 16-year-old boys, both from Calcasieu Parish, escaped from the facility around 12:40 p.m., according to the Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ).

KATC asked what the juveniles had been accused of, and if they are considered dangerous, but OJJ said that "due to the confidential nature of juvenile records, OJJ cannot release information pertaining to youth to the media. OJJ has released full information to law enforcement to aid in their apprehension."

The teens are facing simple escape charges.

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Search is on for two escaped juveniles

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