One juvenile hall escapee caught; three still at large

first_imgA 17-year-old who broke out of juvenile hall was taken into custody Friday, but three other teenagers who escaped with him, including one jailed for attempted murder, remained at large, police said. Probation officers learned that Kenny Mack was at a friend’s house and went there to take him into custody, said Officer Mike Lopez. Mack and three other 17-year-olds used bed sheets to climb out of a unit of the Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall in Sylmar before dawn Thursday, police said. They later carjacked a motorist by pretending they had a handgun and forced him to take them to South Los Angeles, where they fled, according to authorities. The driver was not hurt. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Mack’s arrest came after the family of one of the teens, Isaiah Walker, urged him to surrender. “Isaiah, come home. Call us, let us know where you are. We love you,” his mother, Monique Shears, said at a news conference. Authorities say Walker was recently convicted of attempted murder and was awaiting sentencing. He faced up to 75 years in state prison. Mack, who was charged with vehicle theft, will be taken back to juvenile hall and face additional charges for escape and possibly carjacking, said Ed Anhalt, superintendent of the Sylmar facility. Darral Duncan and Nicholas Pipkins were being held on burglary, robbery, possession and concealed weapons charges, authorities said. Walker’s mother said her son was on suicide watch. His aunt, Moeshea Walker, said he called her shortly after his escape. “He was afraid, he was afraid, don’t know what to do,” Walker said, adding that she urged him to surrender. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more