Four teenage inmates staged fight inside their dorm-style cell on late Saturday night time at a Florida juvenile detention center as a ruse to flee, overpowering staff and stealing a staff member’s car and a mobile phone as they fled
Two of teenagers who escaped from the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice facility in Jacksonville remained at large on Sunday, and a manhunt was underway to apprehend them.
Based on a tweet from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the four inmates faked a brawl of their room after which attacked the employees who responded to the scuffle.
The boys have been then capable of overpowering workers within the middle’s management room and pushed a number of buttons until one released the jail’s main door. The boys then stole car keys from the purse of one of the staff members and made off in the dark of the night time with the four-door Infiniti Q50 with Florida license plate LANE19.
The foursome also took the staff member’s county-issued cellphone and wallet with an unknown amount of money.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s office named the escapees still at large as Tajah Bing, 16, Davione Baldwin, 17. Tyjuan Monroe, 16, and Marcus Ledbetter, 17, had been captured early on Sunday morning.
The inmates had been serving jail time for offenses starting from grand theft auto to robbery with a firearm and are considered harmful, although they aren’t known to be armed.