Editor’s Note: The Crime Stoppers number has been corrected, based on updated information from the organization.
BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Police say both teen inmate escapees were captured Thursday, Nov. 16.
BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Baton Rouge Police Department is asking for the public’s help finding two teenagers who escaped from the East Baton Rouge Juvenile Detention Center.
BRPD is looking for David Atkins, 17, and Jeremiah Green, 17 who were able to get out around 9:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, “They were last seen wearing a white shirt, orange sweats and orange slippers.”
Atkins and Green are pictured below:
BRPD is receiving help with this search from law enforcement on the local, state and federal levels.
Mark Armstrong, Chief Communications Officer at the City of Baton Rouge released this statement which contains some details about what happened at the detention center.
BRPD is spearheading efforts to swiftly and safely locate the two escaped youths in collaboration with local, state, and federal agencies. The incident at the Juvenile Detention Center was influenced by the arrival of an 18-year-old with state juvenile charges, transferred from an adult jail for separate adult charges. Following a disturbance and the relocation of this individual within the facility, a breakout occurred by other youth. Immediate repairs and security enhancements are underway.Mark Armstrong, Chief Communications Officer
If you have seen the two teenagers or know where they are located, please call Baton Rouge Police at (225) 389-2000 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.