Youth who escaped from McLaughlin Youth Center captured

Posted: Friday, March 17, 2000

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A teen who escaped from the McLaughlin Youth Center in Anchorage Wednesday was apprehended early Thursday, Anchorage police said.

Jacob Baxter, 17, got away from a McLaughlin employee during a visit to a dentist, according to authorities. Baxter was handcuffed and shackled at the time. Police determined that he escaped with the help of his 19-year-old brother.

The two beat the attendant, Bob Greenan, and sprayed him with pepper spray before making their getaway, police said.

Acting on a tip, the police apprehended the youths at a downtown Anchorage apartment at 8:45 a.m. Thursday. One was hiding under a bed with a rifle, police said, but both surrendered without incident.



CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-283-7551
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-283-3584
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Business Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-335-1257
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING

MORRIS ALASKA NEWS