Escaped teens now back in custody
UPDATED AT 8:34 A.M.: Wayne Covil reports all four teenagers have been found and are back in custody. Prince George Police Captain Brian Kei confirmed this information. This is a developing story.
PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Police are investigating a riot and escape at the Crater Juvenile Detention Center, located on Route 460 in Prince George.
Captain Brian Kei with Prince George County Police says they received a panic alarm for a riot just before 9 p.m. Four juveniles between 14 to 17 years old escaped during the riot and are considered dangerous because of the incident that happened.
Two staff members were injured and were taken to Southside Regional Medical Center. They are currently in stable condition, one with serious cuts to the face.
Six ambulances and a dozen police cars were on scene, including Prince George Police, Fire and Emergency Crew, Petersburg Police, Dinwiddie County Sheriff deputies and Virginia State Police.
Police are using a helicopter and K-9 to track the juveniles. Investigators are still trying to determine what started the riot. The four escapees have ties to Greensville County and Emporia. Those living in the area are asked to use caution and call police if they see anyone suspicious.
Stay tuned to CBS 6 News and WTVR.com for updates.