1 in custody, 4 remain on the loose; Juveniles escape Mary Davis Detention Home

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GALESBURG, Ill. — One of the five juveniles that escaped a Knox County detention center is back in custody.

An emergency communications representative in Scott County, Iowa confirmed the Davenport Police Department (DPD) took one of the juveniles into custody. Four others remain on the loose.

Five juveniles escaped Mary Davis Detention Home and took off in a vehicle Wednesday night. It has not been confirmed how they escaped, but they were believed to be heading toward Davenport.

Davenport police were notified by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office about the incident at approximately 8:50 p.m. Wednesday. In the process of the escape, the juveniles stole a vehicle from a staff member.

The five juveniles, four 15-year-old males and one 15-year-old female, reportedly have ties to the Quad Cities and Davenport.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., the DPD recovered the stolen vehicle from Galesburg, unoccupied, in the 6200 block of Brown Street. During an area search, one of the male juveniles was apprehended and transported to the Scott County Juvenile Detention Center.

The four remaining juveniles reportedly have prior involvement in vehicle thefts and assaults. Investigators are continuing to follow the incident.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Davenport Police Department at (563) 326-6125 or submit an anonymous tip via the mobile app entitled “CityConnect Davenport, IA” or “CrimeReports by Motorola”.

The detention center, located at the 5th and Locust Street holds minors from 19 counties who are convicted of or charged with a felony and awaiting trial.

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