17-year-old juvenile escapee found

Posted at 4:15 AM, May 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-26 19:15:26-04

Members of the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office say they have found the 17-year-old boy who escaped the juvenile detention center Wednesday night.

According to Capt. John Bryant, the 17-year-old escaped from the Tulsa County juvenile detention center after getting out of a window, climbing to the roof, jumping off and running away.

It happened around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, and Bryant says the boy had a 15 minute head start before staff realized he'd escaped.

The escape led members of TCSO, the Tulsa Police Department and Tulsa Fire Department to set up a perimeter at the west Tulsa detention center.

It lasted for two hours before law enforcement disbanded the perimeter. 

Bryant says officers and deputies were deployed in multiple units and used a helicopter to try to find the boy. 

Additionally, they stopped a few passing cars that appeared to be suspicious to see if the boy had gotten into one. 

They also checked nearby convenience stores to see if anyone had seen the boy. 

Eventually authorities were able to locate the boy at a family member’s residence in Cleveland. TCSO says the boy will be interviewed before being returned to the detention center. 

The Tulsa County Juvenile Bureau couldn't comment on the boy's charges. TCSO Deputy Justin Green says the boy has multiple charges.

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