Texas teen inmate eludes guards during transfer

Print
Email
|

Associated Press

Posted on December 14, 2012 at 10:53 AM

AUSTIN (AP) - Authorities are searching for a 16-year-old state inmate who -- while shackled -- eluded guards by wriggling through a fence hole and jumping onto a passing train.

The Austin American-Statesman
reports that the teen was serving time for a robbery and being taken to a maximum-security facility near Waco. Texas Juvenile Justice Department spokesman Jim Hurley says the teen told the guards he was feeling sick, so the guards stopped the van in San Antonio and let him out so he could vomit.

The teenager snuck through a hole in the fence and fled. He jumped onto a slow-moving work train passing by.

By the time authorities stopped the train, the teen had disappeared.

He remained at large Thursday night.
 

Print
Email
|