Four Juveniles Jailed Following Altercation at MJTC

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At approximately 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18, multiple law enforcement agencies were dispatched to the Mansfield Juvenile Treatment Facility.

According to one member of law enforcement, several boys from one bungalow, MJTC’s housing, approached another group and a fight ensued.

SCSO’s Captain Philip Pevehouse described the altercation as a “large fight,” and confirmed that four youth were taken into custody.

The newly awarded contract holder, Youth Opportunity Investments has recently hosted a job fair to recruit new workers. This, after loosing many long-time employees, including the Director, Mark Barton.

We reached out to Arkansas State Director for YOI Stacy Williams for comment, but have not received a call back.

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Tammy Moore Teague

Tammy Moore Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; Editor - Resident Press. 20+ years experience in the news.

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