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Stark County Sheriff’s Office apprehends 2 juveniles who escaped Canton correctional facility

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The two men escaped around 12:25 p.m. Sunday and were both captured by officials by 9 p.m.

STARK COUNTY, Ohio — Editor’s note: The video in the player above is from a previously published, unrelated story. 

On Sunday, the Stark County Sheriff’s Office announced that two juveniles, who recently escaped from the Stark County Community Corrections Facility, have been arrested. 

According to officials, the juveniles escaped from the facility around 12:25 p.m. on Sunday, the Stark County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a 15-year-old and 17-year-old who had slipped out of the facility through an exit door that was accidentally left open. 

The two juveniles stole a vehicle in Canton and fled southbound on I-77, headed toward Strasburg. While the two were driving through Strasburg, police began to tail the vehicle after discovering that it had been stolen. 

After crashing the vehicle near Schneiders Crossing and French Hill Road around 1:30 p.m., the two young men attempted to flee on foot. The juveniles continued running from officials until an off-duty Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office deputy saw the juveniles near the Dover Chemical Company. At that point, one of the two suspects was apprehended, but the other managed to get away. 

Officers from multiple different law enforcement agencies then helped to conduct a manhunt in the area for the second suspect, who had evaded arrest. After more than eight hours of searching, the second suspect was apprehended near Stuckey Road in the City of Dover, according to officials. 

“This incident is yet another example of local law enforcement collaboration as we work seamlessly to ensure Stark County’s streets are safe,” explained Sheriff George T. Maier. “I am proud of the work of all units involved in the apprehension of these two juvenile escapees.”

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