Third juvenile detention center escapee captured {Update}

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UPDATE 11/20/2015 1:50 p.m

The third teen who attacked a guard and escaped from a detention center been  caught in the 4500 block of cashmere, on a crime stopper tip, he will be transported to juvenile detention at 1200 congress.


The Harris County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that two of the three juveniles who attacked a guard and escaped from a detention center have been taken into custody after they were found in the Acres Homes neighborhood.

The supervision officer was beaten badly when three juveniles escaped the juvenile detention center on Sunday morning in downtown Houston.

Tom Brooks, executive director of the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department, says one of the juveniles assaulted the guard and took his keys and phone. He then freed the two other juveniles and they escaped together leaving the officer with no way to communicate.

According to Brooks, the escapees were not discovered missing until 45 minutes after the attack, when someone making the rounds found the guard beaten on the floor.

Two of the juveniles were identified as Alferis Coby and Jahrell West. Coby is accused of assaulting an officer, charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and capital murder. West is charged with aggravated robbery and burglary of a residence.

It's believed the juvenile who beat the guard had asked for some toiletries. According to policy, the doors do not open unless there are two supervision officers present.

An investigation is now underway to determine what policies were violated.

No one has ever escaped from the juvenile detention center in its nine years of existence.