HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Three teenagers have escaped from the Henley-Young-Patton Juvenile Justice Center overnight.
Leaders with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office said one detainee and one guard were injured during a fight around midnight on June 28. Officials said multiple people were stabbed with shanks.
Three juveniles were able to escape the facility and have not been located.
The escapees have been identified as 17-year-old Tayshon Holmes, 16-year-old Robert Earl Smith and 15-year-old Jason Jones. Officials said they narrowed down the location of at least one of the teens.
Hinds County deputies are conducting an investigation into this matter and conducting a search for the escaped juveniles.
Officials said the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office is not responsible for the operations, safety and security of the facility. However, they are working with other county officials responsible for the facility and operations to find out what led up to the incident.
The Henley-Young-Patton Juvenile Justice Center has been operating without a permanent director since Marshand Crisler stepped down to run for Hinds County sheriff. Leaders hope to name someone as the director soon.
Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of the escaped juveniles can contact the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office or your nearest law enforcement agency.