Second teen captured after escape

June 23, 2008|By Richard Irwin

The second of two teenage residents of the Victor Cullen Center in Frederick County who escaped last week after allegedly assaulting a staff member was captured Friday at his home in Baltimore.

Because they are juveniles, their names were not released, said the state police at the Frederick barracks.

Baltimore police arrested the second youth, age 16, Friday night at his home in the 1500 block of W. 36th St. in Hampden. He was returned him to the center.

Two days after the pair reportedly assaulted a staff member and climbed a razor-wire security fence June 16, the 14-year-old was captured at an undisclosed location in Prince George's County.

Tammy Brown, a spokeswoman for the Department of Juvenile Services, said the injured staff member was treated at a Frederick County hospital and was released.

Victor Cullen is the state's only secure facility for teenage boys who have been found responsible for serious crimes - the juvenile equivalent of guilty.

The youths' offenses were not disclosed, and charges related to the escape were pending an investigation, state police said.

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