Runaway teen females land in detention


15-year-old to remain in detention after weekend arrest

By Angela Shepherd - ashepherd@civitasmedia.com



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Two teenage girls that recently admitted to running away from a facility where they were housed have each been ordered to spend some time in a secure detention facility.

The teenagers, one 16 years old and the other 14 years old, were recently placed into the temporary custody of Children Services, which put them into the care of a children’s home that houses troubled youth.

Both the teenagers have a history with the Highland County Juvenile Court and were on probation from previous delinquent cases when they were placed with Children Services.

According to the court, the teenagers ran away from the children’s home and were apprehended a couple days later in Kentucky.

Once they were located, both teenagers were placed in detention and ordered to remain there. In later hearings the girls admitted to disorderly conduct and were ordered to serve 30 days at the West Central Juvenile Detention Center in Troy.

In other hearings, a 15-year-old male on Monday was ordered to remain in detention pending further action by the juvenile court.

The teenager on Sunday was arrested and currently stands charged by law enforcement with domestic violence. There is a possibility of additional charges, and because the 15-year-old was on probation from a case in June where he was found to be unruly, he could also be facing probation violations.

A 16-year-old female previously ordered to treatment at a juvenile rehabilitation center has been granted transitional release.

Judge Kevin Greer previously said that transitional release is done in increments, beginning usually with a few hours and gradually progressing to up to five days. Once the facility deems the teen ready for full release, the matter will again come before the court.

The 16-year-old was ordered to the juvenile rehabilitation facility in July on a felony domestic violence charge.

Reach Angela Shepherd at 937-393-3456, ext. 1681, or on Twitter @wordyshepherd.

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15-year-old to remain in detention after weekend arrest

By Angela Shepherd

ashepherd@civitasmedia.com