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Police searching for escaped juveniles

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UPDATE: JULY 13, 2018 9:45 a.m.:

WSIL -- Mt. Vernon Police and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department have arrested one of the teens who escaped from the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center. 

Early Friday, police went to a house on Wescott Street in Mt. Vernon to issue arrest warrants. Police found the 17 year old hiding inside the home. 

He was taken to the Mt. Vernon Police Department for processing and is refusing to cooperate. 

UPDATE: JULY 11, 2018 6:44 p.m.: 

WSIL -- Franklin County Law Enforcement Officials have released the descriptions of the three juveniles who escaped from the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center around 12:30 PM this afternoon. The suspects were last seen in on Highland Street in Benton moving in a Southeast direction. 

Suspect #1 - White Male, 17, 5'6" 115, brown hair/brown eyes. Last seen wearing navy blue pants, grey shirt. 

Suspect #2 - White Male, 17, 5'9" 163, brown hair/blue eyes. Last seen wearing navy blue pants, grey shirt. 

Suspect #3 - White Male, 17, 5'3" 103, brown hair/blue eyes. Last seen wearing navy blue pants, grey shirt. Scar near eye. 

If you have any information on the whereabouts of these escapees please contact the Franklin County Sheriff's Office at 618-438-4841 or your law enforcement.

ORIGINAL STORY:

WSIL -- Officers in Franklin and Jefferson Counties have confirmed to News 3 that three juveniles have escaped from the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center.

News 3 spoke with Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center Superintendent Sarah Popham, but she could not release details at this time. 

We will have more information as it becomes available.

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