17-year-old Juvenile Justice Detention Center escapee recaptured

Authorities say Ronnie Lee Johnson Jr. scaled a wall protected with razor wire to escape.
Published: Nov. 27, 2021 at 3:50 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 2, 2021 at 11:30 AM EST
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - A 17-year-old young man who police say escaped from the Lucas County Juvenile Justice Detention Center on Saturday has been recaptured by authorities.

According to the Juvenile Justice Court, the teen was apprehended by Toledo Police and U.S. Marshalls at 10:15 pm on Wednesday. He was arraigned on the escape charge Thursday morning.

The detention center says he scaled a wall protected with razor wire in the outside recreation area near Canton Street. He has been at the Lucas County Justice Detention Center since November 15 and is charged with delinquency in connection with a burglary.

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