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Juvenile escapes from Butner facility

Posted July 13, 2009

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— A juvenile escaped from custody at a facility in Butner Sunday afternoon, said the state Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Spokesman William Lassiter said the juvenile, identified as "Tracey D.," escaped from the C.A. Dillon Youth Development Center, 100 Dillon Drive, around 3 p.m. Local law enforcement has been notified.

Lassiter said there is a high degree concern for the safety of both the juvenile and the public, due to the unpredictability of juvenile behavior during an escape.

Anyone who sees Tracey D. should call their local law enforcement agency.


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  • DowntownGirl Jul 13, 2009

    I don't know that the last name is critical. If anyone spots him, he probably won't be wearing a nametag. I do think an idea of where he might be headed (and most kids are going to head for home) would be quite valuable.

  • colliedave Jul 13, 2009

    If the guy is such a menace to society, why not reveal his identity? When captured, he needs to be placed in admin. seg. at CP; that way, he would be safe from being harmed by other prisoners but would get a clear picture of his future if he keeps up his current lifestyle. A month in admin. seg. getting out one hour per week, walking in shackles/chains should change his attitude.

  • tj27604 Jul 13, 2009

    OK - they want us to call our local law enforcement agency if we spot this person but all they give us is a first name? If they're worried about public safety, we should be given a little more information than that. How are we supposed to know who this person is?

  • Lead by Example Jul 13, 2009

    Tax Man you are exactly right. The protection of a juvenile criminal's identity should not be a higher priority than the safety of the public.

  • Tax Man Jul 13, 2009

    When our safety is at stake they should publish this guy's true name and at least the city/town he is from so people could be on the watch for him so he can be captured as soon as possible before he harms someone.