UPDATE: Search underway for juvenile escapee in Jennings

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JENNINGS, La. (KLFY)- Authorities are trying to locate an escaped juvenile inmate in Jennings.

Agencies were initially called to the 200 block of Smith Street Tuesday on a tip that the 17-year-old suspect had barricaded himself inside a home.

According Jeff Davis Parish Chief Deputy Chris Ivey, the teen was not found and efforts are underway to locate him.

The teen was incarcerated on an aggravated assault with a firearm charge, Ivey said.

State Police Troop D is assisting the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Jennings Police Department at this time.

This is a developing story.

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