DAVENPORT, Iowa Police are searching for three missing juveniles after police say they escaped from the Mary Davis Home Detention Center in Galesburg, Illinois.
Police are searching for three missing juveniles after police say they escaped from the Mary Davis Home Detention Center in Galesburg, Illinois. (KWQC)
According to Davenport police, they were notified by the Knox County Sheriff's Office just before 9 p.m. on Wednesday. Police say they were told this was in reference to five juveniles were forcibly escaped from the center.
Officials with the Knox County Sheriff's Office said they were called to the Mary Davis Home just before 8:10 p.m., for what they're calling a "disturbance/riot involving numerous juvenile detainees."
Knox County officials say staff members were in the process of getting juveniles back in their cells when a juvenile hit a staff member. Another staff member went to help the fallen staff member he too was hit according to law enforcement. Officials say that the altercation continued into a room from the lower west wing.
During this time officials say a girl and boy (juveniles) entered the control room, hit a staff member and took a set of facility keys. The four boys and one girl were seen leaving through the boiler room.
While in the boiler room officials say they found the personal property of a staff member and found a set of car keys. In the parking lot, they found the vehicle and officials say they took off in the vehicle.
They are only being identified at this time as four 15-year-old boys and one 15-year-old girl. Police say they have ties to the Quad Cities and Davenport. Four of them are from the Quad Cities and one is from the Peoria area.
At 9:30 p.m., police found the stolen vehicle, unoccupied in the 6200 block of Brown Street. During a search of the area, police found one of the 15-year-old boys. He was taken to the Scott County Juvenile Detention Center.
On Friday, Nov. 15, Davenport police officials say they found one of the missing juveniles.
Police say they went to check a home on Grand Avenue just after 8 a.m. During the check, police say they found the 15-year-old girl who is wanted on aggravated battery and escape charges related to the Mary Davis Home incident.
She was arrested and taken to the Scott County Juvenile Detention Center.
The three remaining, three boys, have prior involvement in thefts (stolen vehicles) and assaults.
Officials with the Knox County Sheriff's Office say one staff member was taken to a local hospital while three other members saught medical treatment of their own at a local hospital. All were discharged with minor injuries.
Investigators are following up on the incident.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Davenport Police Department at 563-326-6125 or submit an anonymous tip via the mobile app entitled “CityConnect Davenport, IA” or “CrimeReports by Motorola”.