Teen who escaped from DJJ custody found in Spartanburg Co. hotel

A 15-year-old who escaped DJJ custody at Camp White Pines on T Bishop Road in Jonesville was captured at a hotel in Spartanburg County just before 3pm.

The teen ran away from custody around 8:45 this morning.

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The teen was captured a the Comfort Suites on Blackstock Road after a tip called in to Spartanburg Co. 911. He has been detained by deputies until representatives from the Dept. of Juvenile Justice arrive to take custody of him.

Union County Sheriff’s Deputies were searching for the teen in the area of Rogerstown Road and West Springs Highway in the Jonesville area.

Sheriff Taylor says he is from Beaufort, SC and was arrested on receiving stolen goods.

He will be considered a flight risk and they will send him to a locked facility. He says the one they were putting him in didn’t have any gates.


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