MJTC Escapee Captured


At approximately 12:15 p.m. on February 12, the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Mansfield Juvenile Treatment Center. According to the information received, a 14 year-old juvenile male had climbed the fence at the center and was last seen running to the east.

​Around 40 minutes later, a call was received from the MJTC stating the juvenile had been located by a property owner in the area of Spur Lake. The property owner reportedly held the juvenile at gunpoint until authorities arrived.

SCSO Captain Pevehouse stated that “deputies arrived in short order and took custody of the juvenile.  The juvenile was taken to the Juvenile Detention and will be booked on escape charges.”

​Neither the juvenile, MJTC staff, nor any deputies were injured during the capture.    

​Below is a screenshot from Google Maps, showing the relationship of the camp and Spur Lake.


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Tammy Teague

Tammy 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; 20+ years experience in the news.

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