|Franklin County juvenile captured after escape|
A 15-year-old Apalachicola male juvenile wanted for escaping custody while on a transport to the juvenile detention center in Tallahassee on May 19 was arrested in Apalachicola on May 20, according to Sheriff Charlie Creel.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in attempting to locate the juvenile who was reported missing by Franklin County at 5:38 p.m. The search for the juvenile included the Wakulla County Correctional Institution K-9 Unit, Franklin County Correctional Institution K-9 Unit, Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), WCSO and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. Law Enforcement officers continued the search until 11:10 p.m. before calling it off for the night. There were helicopters in the area at the time of the search but they were not part of the law enforcement operation.
On May 20, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested the escaped teenager at his home. The juvenile was being transported to juvenile detention by a Franklin County deputy when he asked to use the restroom at Hudson Park in Crawfordville. The juvenile escaped from custody at that time by running from the deputy.
The juvenile was transported back to the Wakulla County Jail where he was booked on the escape charge. He was released back to the custody of the Franklin Sheriff’s Office. The juvenile is facing charges of burglary, dealing in stolen property and grand theft in Franklin County.
Deputy Will Hudson, Lt. Brent Sanders, Sgt. Ryan Muse, Deputy Gibby Gibson, Captain Chris Savary and Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated from the WCSO.