Published on Friday, June 29, 2012 13:22
Written by NRVNews
The Christiansburg Police Department is currently searching for one of two juveniles who escaped from the New River Valley Juvenile Detention Home located on Wades Lane just after 9:30 a.m.
The juvenile is 17-years-old, 5’9” and 152 lbs., caucasian with brown hair, and scars under his left eye and on his right forearm. He was last seen wearing navy blue shorts and no shirt. He is not being identified further because of his age. He was being held in the detention home on a larceny charge. He is not considered armed or dangerous at this time.
Residents in the surrounding area are asked to make sure their home and car doors are locked. If they see someone matching this description, they are asked to not approach him. Stay inside and call 911.
The juvenile was one of two who escaped by climbing a fence at the detention home and fleeing on foot. The other juvenile, who is 16-years-old, was apprehended by police near the 600 block of Scattergood Drive around 11:45 a.m. He has been charged with escape. He is also not being identified further because of his age.
Officers with Montgomery County and Pulaski County are also assisting in the search for the juvenile.