Teen escapees captured

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CADDO PARISH, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Louisiana State Police has captured a 16-year-old boy and another juvenile they say escaped from the Swanson Correctional Center in Monroe, LA Friday.

One of the boys was located early Monday morning and turned over to the custody of Louisiana State Police and Office of Juvenile Justice. 

The teen was previously being held on attempted armed robbery and illegal possession of firearm charges. Troopers say he had a history of firearm-related offenses and was considered dangerous.

On July 19, 2019, at approximately 4:30 a.m., the boy and another juvenile escaped from the Swanson Correctional Center. During their escape, the juveniles burglarized a vehicle and a cellular phone was stolen. At approximately 11:00 p.m., the other juvenile was apprehended in Shreveport.

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