Authorities searching for juvenile who escaped detention center in Pine Bluff

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Jefferson County Sheriff's Office are searching for a juvenile who escaped from a detention center around 1:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Police say the 17-year-old escaped in the early afternoon and a search was initiated soon after.

Authorities with the Arkansas Game and Fish assisted in the search as deputies used two boats and a drone. They believe the juvenile was somewhere on foot around the Arkansas River near Regional Park Drive.

Officers explained they have suspended the search for Tuesday, but will hold a brief in the morning before continuing the search.

If you have any information on the juvenile's location, you are asked to contact the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

We will continue to update the story as more information becomes available.

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