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Juvenile Escapee Leads To Hour Long Search In Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- A juvenile that escaped from custody led to an hour-long search in the Georgetown Road area.

LEX 18 has a crew on scene and captured the arrest on camera. The 15-year-old was found on Hickory Street after escaping near Georgetown Road. The teen will now face some additional charges after the escape.

Lexington Police say the inmate was being transported by the sheriff's office from the courthouse downtown back to the juvenile facility on Spurr Road. He managed to escape from the deputy's cruiser.

The escapee got away on Georgetown road near New Circle Road.   Police say at one point, the inmate stopped a driver, implied he had a weapon and had the victim drive him to Corner Liquor on Georgetown Street.

The carjacked driver was not injured. 

The inmate was found at an apartment on Hickory Street around 11 a.m. 

Police say the teen was in prison on robbery and burglary charges.  

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