Earlier this week 13-year-old teenager from North Carolina known as Jericho W flee from the custody of authorities. He was facing two first-degree murder charges and escaped after a juvenile court presentation on Tuesday, November 7.
Juvenile escapes from Roberson country courthouse
However, The teen disappeared from the custody of the Department of Social Services NC Department of Public Safety Transport Team. He was being taken in a DSS facility in Fayetteville, NC. There he was waiting to be examined at a juvenile hearing for his charges. Sources tell that Jericho was being held inside the department with other juveniles, wearing leg restraints, and no shoes. After a department worker unlocked the door to the room, the teen ran off.
Although, The teen escape pointed to a massive search for the teen that included various agencies. Those are the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, U.S. Marshal Services, Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, Lumberton Police Department, Lumberton Rescue Dive Team, and Deep Branch Fire Department Dive Team. Moreover, In an unusual move by authorities, which is seldom done in cases with juveniles. His photo was published to news outlets in hopes that he would be located instantly.
Twenty-four hours after his escape, the teen was directed in by family members who returned him over to federal marshals, and is now back in custody in a different “secure facility.” The teen’s mother, Nikki Jacobs, articulated with reporters after turning her son over to authorities.
Although, She said that “went to his grandmother’s old shelter which is now abandoned, spent Tuesday night and all-day Wednesday there before locating a bicycle and riding it to his uncle’s home.” Lambert let his nephew shower, sleep, and then fed him before bending him over, with the teen’s mother, to the authorities. Moreover, Sheriff Burnis Wilkins of the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office said that he was “grateful for the outcome of this search and thanks to everyone for their assistance during the investigation.”