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3 teens captured after New Jersey escape, 1 at large

November 15, 2017

EGG HARBOR CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have captured three of four teenagers who overpowered a corrections officer and escaped from a youth detention facility in southern New Jersey.

Authorities found Donovan Nickerson, Raymir Lampkin and Stephine Woodley in Bridgeton on Wednesday, more than nine hours after they fled from the Harborfields Youth Detention Facility in Egg Harbor City, about 36 miles (58 kilometers) away.

Michael Huggins remains at large.

The Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office says the youths drove off in the guard’s car, sideswiped a vehicle and crashed into a home before they ran off. Two were wearing only underwear.

The guard was taken to a hospital and officials say he is expected to be OK.

One of the suspects is 18, one is 17 and two are 16-years-old.

Sixteen schools in the area are closed.

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