Juveniles make short run to freedom

TUPELO (WCBI) – Four juveniles are back in custody following a brief escape Thursday evening. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson says the quartet overpowered a Juvenile detention center officer while they were being moved from on area to another.

The four bolted toward the Fairpark and East Main Street areas.

Two were caught around 9 near an Elizabeth Street business; the third arrested around 9:20 near an East Main Street car lot.

Tupelo Police found the fourth juvenile during a traffic stop where he was riding in a stolen car.

All four will be facing a series of new charges.

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