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Third teenager captured from Mary Davis Home escape

Third teenager captured from Mary Davis Home escape

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Another teenager from last month's Mary Davis Home Detention Center  escape was taken into custody over Thanksgiving weekend.

The Mary Davis Home in Galesburg, Ill., which made the announcement, provided little detail of the capture, only noting the teenager was apprehended by the Rock Island County Sheriff's Department.

The 15-year-old boy was one of five teenagers — four boys and one girl — who escaped from the juvenile detention center Nov. 13.

One of the boys and the girl were captured earlier and are in custody in the Scott County Juvenile Detention Center. Two 15-year-old boys remain at large.

The Nov. 13 escape came 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 on Nov. 13 by the Davenport Police Department. The car stolen in Galesburg was found nearby.

Davenport police investigators found the 15-year-old girl Nov. 15 after checking in the 1900 block of Grand Avenue.

The details of the escape were made public by the Knox County Sheriff’s Department. A news release said 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 teens then stole the car.

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