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Another juvenile in custody, 3 still on the run from detention home

Another juvenile in custody, 3 still on the run from detention home

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A second juvenile who escaped from the Mary Davis Home Detention Center in Galesburg, Ill. was taken into custody Friday.

The 15-year-old girl and four 15-year-old boys escaped from the detention Wednesday, Nov. 13 after what officials called a riot. The teenagers fled to the Davenport area in a stolen car.

A 15-year-old boy was taken into custody in the 6200 block of Brown Street later Wednesday by the Davenport Police Department. The car stolen in Galesburg was found nearby.

Three 15-year-old boys remain at-large.

Davenport police investigators found the 15-year-old girl at 8:04 a.m. Friday after checking at 1909 Grand Ave.

The teenager is charged with aggravated battery and escape. She was transported to the Scott County Juvenile Detention Center.

According to a news release from the Knox County Sheriff's Department, at 8:06 p.m. Wednesday deputies and police from Galesburg, Knoxville and Abingdon were sent to Mary Davis Home, 1319 E. 5th St., Galesburg, to help with a riot involving numerous juveniles. 

Mary Davis staff tried to get the juveniles back in their cells when one of them struck a staff member. Another staff member went to the man's aid and he also was battered. 

The fight continued into the day room from the lower west wing. A girl and a boy then went into the control room and struck the staff member there and stole a set of security keys. 

The four boys and the one girl left through the boiler room where they found a set of car keys belonging to one of the staff members. The four boys and the girl stole the car.

Four of the five juveniles are from the Quad-City area, while the other is from Peoria. 

Four staff members of the Mary Davis Home were treated at a local hospital for minor injuries and then released.

Several of the escapees were originally transferred to the Mary Davis Home after they were arrested by Davenport police on Nov. 5. They were captured in a Chevrolet Cruze stolen out of Bettendorf.

According to the news release, at least three of the four remaining boys and the girl are suspected of vehicle theft and assaults.

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