Juveniles Escape from Edgecombe Youth Development Center


The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice reports that four juveniles are at large following an escape last night from a juvenile facility located in Rocky Mount. The juveniles ran from Edgecombe Youth Development Center, located at 78 Positive Way in Rocky Mount, following an assault on a staff member.

The escape occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21. The four juveniles at large following the escape are identified as: Dakota Y. from Guilford County; Joshua G. from Wake County; Justin M. from Carteret County; and Juan M. of New Hanover County. The division immediately notified local law enforcement and is cooperating fully with the investigation.

Division officials have a high degree of concern for the safety of both the juveniles and the public, due to the assaultive behavior exhibited by the juveniles during the escape and/or a prior history of unpredictable behavior.

The most recently taken photographs of the juvenile escapees are below. Members of the public should report sightings of these juveniles to local law enforcement officials.

For additional information, please contact Diana Kees with the Department of Public Safety’s Communications Office at 919-480-9868.

Dakota Y Joshua G Justin M Juan M
Dakota Y. Joshua G. Justin M. Juan M.

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