Both Calcasieu teens caught after escaping from youth center

Published: May. 17, 2023 at 4:29 PM CDT|Updated: May. 18, 2023 at 7:19 PM CDT
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St. Martinville, LA (KPLC) - Two Calcasieu teenagers who escaped from the Acadiana Center for Youth at St. Martinville have been caught, according to the Office of Juvenile Justice.

A 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy escaped from the facility on Terrace Highway around 12:40 p.m. on Wednesday. OJJ says it cannot release information about the teens because of “the confidential nature of juvenile records.”

The OJJ announced Thursday morning that the 17-year-old had been caught. The 16-year-old was caught around 6:50 Thursday evening.

Both teens are charged with simple escape.