Teen caught after escaping from Ocala facility

Teen caught after escaping from Ocala facility

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OCALA, Fla. (AP) - A teenager who briefly escaped from the Marion County Judicial Center has been apprehended.

Officials say the 17-year-old was unshackled Tuesday morning when he shoved a bailiff and ran from the building. Extra security was called and Ocala police officers spotted him running south from the courthouse.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports the teen ran behind a pawn shop when he saw the officer.

Officers followed and quickly took him into custody. He was checked by paramedics on the scene and taken back to the juvenile facility.

He was originally booked into the center on a violation of probation on a battery charge. He's now been charged with escape as well.

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