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Teen busted after escaping Seneca County Youth Center

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TIFFIN, OH — A 16-year-old boy prompted a multi-department search on Sunday after escaping from the Seneca County Youth Center.

According to the police report, the 16-year-old was initially taken into custody on Friday after allegedly assaulting another minor that day. When police tried to apprehend the boy on Friday, he took off running and was found hiding under a porch.

Cops chased the boy and eventually caught up to him, when they took him into custody and found marijuana on him. The boy, who was charged with assault and obstructing official business, told police he ran because he thought they had a warrant for him, according to the report.

Then, on Sunday, rescue crews from the Tiffin Fire Rescue Division and Sycamore Volunteer Fire Department were called out to the Youth Center due to the 16-year-old being caught in razor wire as he was trying to escape.

The boy was able to make it through the wire and escape, being found roughly 50 minutes later by police at a bridge on US 224, where he was taken into custody with no problems.


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