PRINCE EDWARD CO. - Two teenage inmates who escaped from the Piedmont Regional Juvenile Center are back in custody after about six hours on the run and both face new charges.
Two teens who escaped from juvenile detention facility captured
According to a news release from the Prince William County Sheriff's Office, this all started at around 6:15 Saturday morning when three male inmates made an escape attempt. One of the juveniles was captured before he could leave the premises, but the other two got away.
Several law enforcement agencies, including the Virginia State Police, Farmville Police, Longwood University Police, Virginia Conservation and Recreation Police, and Virginia Department of Corrections (VDOC) joined with the Prince William County Sheriff's Department to conduct an extensive search
A state police K9 team tracked the two suspects to a bean field near Elam, approximately 8 to 10 miles west of the detention center, finally locating the two teenagers at about 12:35 p.m., and took them into custody without incident. Both were still wearing their prison clothes, consisting of gray shirts and blue shorts. On of the teens had fled without any shoes. Neither was armed at the time of their apprehension.
The two juveniles - both 17 years old - were transported back to the detention center.
The circumstances of the teens' escape from the center remains under investigation at this time by the Sheriff's Office. They say charges against the two teen inmates related to the escape are pending.
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