Juvenile Detention Inmate Caught After Escape, Held at Gunpoint by Civilian


A juvenile detention center inmate was caught quickly after escaping the center in Mansfield.

The 14-year-old male escaped from the Mansfield Juvenile Center around 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to a Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office news release.

A Juvenile Center official contacted the Sheriff’s Office and reported that the 14 year old climbed the fence at the center and was last seen running east.

A Juvenile Center official contacted the Sheriff’s Office 40 minutes later to report that the jubenile had been located by a Spur Lake-area property owner.

“It was also related to this office that the property owner had the juvenile at gunpoint,” Capt. Philip Pevehouse stated in the news release.

Deputies traveled to the location, took the juvenile into custody and transported him to the Sebastian County Juvenile Detention Center, where he was booked in on suspicion of escape, according to the news release.

No one was injured during the juvenile’s escape and capture, the news release states.

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