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Officers capture teenage escapee from state juvenile jail at local Walmart store

Officers captured a teenage escapee from a state juvenile detention facility Thursday at the...
Officers captured a teenage escapee from a state juvenile detention facility Thursday at the Temple Walmart store.(Rosemond Crown)
Published: Apr. 15, 2021 at 6:03 PM CDT
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TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) - Officers captured a teenage escapee from a state juvenile detention facility Thursday at the Walmart store at 3401 South 31st St. in Temple.

The officers were sent to the store at around 5 p.m. Thursday after police received reports of a teenager “who was possibly armed,” police spokeswoman Alejandra Arreguin said.

Officers located the 16-year-old escapee, but did not find a handgun, she said.

Another 16-year-old boy was detained after he was found to have narcotics, she said.

Both teenagers were taken to the Bell County Juvenile Detention Center in Killeen.

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