On July 3, at around 8:30 p.m. three juvenile males escaped from the Mansfield Juvenile Treatment Center near Mansfield. Search efforts began in the area of the camp.
On July 4, at approximately 10 a.m., a car was reported stolen from the vicinity of the camp. The car was not noticed as missing until the next morning. Investigators believed at the time that the three missing juveniles were the prime suspects. The car was entered stolen in NCIC.
A “BOLO” was put out to state-wide law enforcement.
At around 3 a.m. on July 5, the three were captured in Texarkana, Texas. They were found to be in the car which was reported stolen from Sebastian County. Bowie County, Texas is reporting they have felony charges on all three subjects. They also reported a pursuit with police took place before they were apprehended. They are in custody in Texarkana, Texas awaiting disposition of their pending charges.
This escape is the third escape within the last year from MJTC. This is also the third car stolen within the last year by escapees from the Center.
Since they are juveniles the SCSO cannot release their identities.