Teen who walked out of mental hospital in Texarkana found

Missing in the ArkLaTex

TEXARKANA, Ark. (KTAL/KMSS) – Texarkana, Arkansas police have found the teen who went missing from a mental hospital Friday, Jan. 7 Tuesday morning.

According to police, the teen was found around 10:30 a.m. Jan. 11. He was found safe and transported to the Miller County Juvenile Detention Center until his guardians could be contacted.

Police say on Jan. 7 around 9 p.m., several juveniles, including the found 14-year-old, pushed a rear door open from the Riverview Behavior Health Hospital located at 701 Arkansas Boulevard and fled. Officers found all juveniles hours later except one teen.

Police encouraged the community to call 911 if they saw the teen so officers can respond and take him back to Riverview.

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