Search Continues for Escaped Teens

Posted on: 7:19 am, October 31, 2012, by , updated on: 08:50am, October 31, 2012

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MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) — Madison police are still searching for two male 16 year olds who escaped from Three Springs youth detention facility around 9:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. Police spent Tuesday searching a wooded area off of Grove Park Lane and Grove Village Way. A K-9 unit and a helicopter were called in to help with the effort.

Officers say the teens are likely wearing khaki pants and dark hooded sweatshirts. One of the escapees is 5-foot-9 and weighs 160 pounds. Before being sent to Three Springs, he was charged with harassment and assault. The second teen is 5-foot-9 and weighs 125 pounds. He was charged with a probation violation after a robbery before ending up at the detention center.