Officials investigating JDC escape in Grayson Co.

By: Emi FitzGerald Email
By: Emi FitzGerald Email

GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- Officials at the Juvenile Detention Center in Grayson County are now investigating as to how a juvenile escaped Monday.

The 16-year-old got out of the facility around 5:45 p.m. Monday and took off on foot. He was caught about five hours later in the Knollwood area, which is about five miles from the center.

The teen was hiding in the woods when K-9 officers traced his scent, says Lt. David Hawley with the Sheriff’s Office. Officers from Sherman, Denison, the Grayson Sheriff’s Office, Grayson County College, and the Juvenile Detention Center joined in the efforts.

Law enforcement across the county also had photos of the teen. Officials do not know how he escaped, but he is from Sherman and was in Boot Camp for a probation violation.

Authorities received calls about potential sightings and followed up on those leads. Since the teen is a minor, authorities cannot release his name.

Grayson County College officials secured other buildings at the airport during the search.

Officials are looking at surveillance cameras to see how he escaped but are not releasing many details.

It has been 13 years since anyone has escaped from the Grayson County Juvenile Detention Center.


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  • by Anonymous Location: Wilsom on Feb 13, 2008 at 02:56 PM
    Run Forest Run
  • by HERE Location: GONE on Feb 13, 2008 at 12:57 PM
    LAST TIME I WAS OUT THERE THEY HAVE ALL THESES KIDS DOING WORK AND STUFF THEY HAD PLENTY OF STAFF OUT THERE WATCHING HOW DID THIS BOY SLIP AWAY
  • by Buck Location: Denison on Feb 12, 2008 at 02:24 PM
    Don't taze me, bro.....
  • by Bub Location: Sherman on Feb 12, 2008 at 01:32 PM
    I know this much, they got a great priciple over at boot camp. Cotton Wade is a great professional and I wish them success over at the Juvenile Facility.
  • by Michelle Location: Sherman on Feb 12, 2008 at 11:31 AM
    karensopionion@gmail.com do I know you where you from....
  • by Anonymous on Feb 12, 2008 at 10:55 AM
    lmao @ Karen you are so right!!
  • by Jess on Feb 12, 2008 at 09:25 AM
    He's going to get out, eventually by our wonderful system, and he's going to do it again. He obviously has no respect for authority or rehabilitation, which is WHY HE LEFT.
  • by KAREN Location: OKLAHOMA on Feb 12, 2008 at 08:50 AM
    They should have borrowed Whitesboro's tazer! karensopinion#gmail.com
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