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4 Juvenile Justice center escapees back in custody Sunday

At least some of the escaped juveniles are believed to have been involved in a carjacking of a woman on Hamburg Street, which is not far from the Justice Center.

NEW ORLEANS — All four juveniles who escaped from the Juvenile Justice Intervention Center on Milton Street, are back in custody according to the New Orleans Police Department.

The last escapee, a 15-year-old, turned himself in at the center on Sunday.

A 17-year-old was captured Thursday in the West Lake Forest area in the 7800 block of Coronet Court, according to NOPD.

A 14-year-old was arrested in Gert Town Thursday morning, JJIC officials said. He was arrested in the 8800 block of Stroelitz Street.

According to police, three people  face charges of accessory after the fact for harboring the 14-year-old fugitive:

  • Gerard Turner, 28-year-old
  • Lakisha White,  40-year-old
  • Britanny White, 35-year-old

Another 17-year-old was detained Thursday afternoon in the 1100 block of N. Johnson Street, the WWLTV newsroom has confirmed.

The 15-year-old was awaiting trial as an adult for second-degree murder for allegedly shooting and killing a 14-year-old on a Central City playground in April 2021. He was scheduled for a pre-trial conference on Thursday. 

At least some of the escaped juveniles are believed to have been involved in a carjacking of a woman on Hamburg Street, which is not far from the Juvenile Justice Intervention Center.

The woman who said her car was stolen said that she was bringing groceries home and the juveniles raced up to her and demanded her car. She gave up the vehicle and she said they drove away.

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