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2 juveniles escape detention center in Dermott

The state Department of Human Services says authorities are looking for two youths who escaped from a juvenile detention center in southeastern Arkansas.

DERMOTT, Ark. (AP) — The state Department of Human Services says authorities are looking for two youths who escaped from a juvenile detention center in southeastern Arkansas.

Spokeswoman Amy Webb says the escape happened Monday night at the Dermott Juvenile Correctional Facility.

Webb says the agency can't release the escapees' names — or the reason they were being held — because they're minors. Generally, juveniles are placed in such centers because a judge has committed them to the care of DHS' Division of Youth Services.

Webb says it appears the juveniles slipped out through a broken fence. Officials are investigating the incident.

 

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