Last detention centre escapee captured in Atlantic City

2017-11-17 07:45


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Bridgeton - A murder suspect who escaped from a youth detention centre in the American state of New Jersey with three other teenagers has been captured.

Authorities arrested 18-year-old Michael Huggins in Atlantic City on Thursday. He's charged in the 2016 slaying of 21-year-old Davonte Lee, of Bridgeton, who was gunned down.

The capture came more than a day after authorities said four teens overpowered a corrections officer and escaped from the Harborfields Youth Detention Facility in Egg Harbour City on Wednesday. Officials say they stole the guard's car and fled on foot after crashing the vehicle.

Three of the teens were found 59km away in Bridgeton, more than nine hours later.

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