JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Four teenagers escaped a juvenile justice facility in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday night after staging a fight in their room and overpowering the staff members who responded, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet.
The inmates then fought off staff in a control room and pushed a button to release the front door, a post on the sheriff’s office Facebook page says.
The boys stole a staff member’s car keys, cell phone and purse and took off with the car, a bronze, 4-door Infiniti Q50 with Florida tag LANE19, the sheriff’s office said.
The inmates are Tajah Bing, 16, who was committed on a charge of lewd and lascivious behavior with a victim less than 12 years old; Davionne Baldwin, 17, committed on charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle and violation of probation; Tyjuan Monroe, 16, committed for robbery with a firearm and grand theft of a motor vehicle; and Marcus Ledbetter, committed for burglary.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information on the escapees’ whereabouts to contact authorities or Crime Stoppers, from which they could get a possible reward up to $3,000.