13-Year-Old Charged in Double Murder Escapes From Social Services Custody in North Carolina

A 13-year-old murder suspect escaped after a court appearance on Tuesday. Police are asking for help locating him. NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Police are looking for a teen murder suspect who escaped on Tuesday.

The 13-year-old escaped at about noon on Tuesday after appearing in court on two counts of first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office originally said the teen escaped from the courthouse but has since said he escaped from the Department of Social Services.

The teen, along with a 19-year-old, was charged in October with the murders of two brothers, The News & Observer reported.

He had been at the Cumberland Juvenile Detention Center since Oct. 14, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating him.

He is described as an Native American male, 5 feet tall and 110 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, beige pants and leg restraints with no shoes, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety identified the teen as Jericho W. and released a photo of him.

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SOURCE: Raleigh News & Observer – Bailey Aldridge