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3 of 4 teens who escaped a juvenile jail have been recaptured in Florida, officials say

Posted at 2:29 AM, Jul 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-21 21:02:06-04

Three of four teenagers who escaped from a juvenile justice facility in Jacksonville, Florida, have been taken into custody again, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said Sunday.

Recaptured were Davionne Baldwin, 17; Tyjuan Monroe, 16; and Marcus Ledbetter, 17, according to a post on the department Facebook page.

Tajah Bing, 16, remains at large, the agency said.

The youths staged a fight in their room on Saturday night and overpowered staff members who responded, the Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet.

The inmates then fought off staff in a control room and pushed a button to release the front door, a according to a Facebook post by the Sheriff’s Office.

The teens stole a staff member’s car keys, cell phone and purse and took off with the car, a bronze, 4-door Infiniti Q50 with Florida tag LANE19, the sheriff’s office said.

Bing was being held on a charge of lewd and lascivious behavior with a victim less than 12 years old. Baldwin was held on charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle and violation of probation. Monroe was charged with robbery with a firearm and grand theft of a motor vehicle. Ledbetter was charged with burglary.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information on the escapees’ whereabouts to contact authorities or Crime Stoppers, from which they could get a possible reward up to $3,000.