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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