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Juvenile escapes from custody on home visit

Posted May 17, 2009
Updated May 18, 2009

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— A juvenile committed to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and placed at the Lenoir Youth Development Center escaped Sunday during a Goldsboro home visit, authorities said.

The juvenile, identified as Montrel O'Neal, was last seen at 502 Courtyard Circle at 3 p.m.

Due to the unpredictability of the juvenile's behavior, authorities said they are concerned for the safety of the juvenile and the public.  If you see him, please call 919-743-8124.

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  • thepeopleschamp May 18, 2009

    NC wants to raise the juvenile age up 18 years old. When they eventually do that, look out, crime will go up even more.

  • familyfour May 18, 2009

    There is a very fine line between juvenile and adult. When they start breaking laws and committing crimes, I tend to think they have crossed it, in some way, shape, and form.

  • Coach K is still GREAT May 18, 2009

    He is given a home visit because he is a juvenile.
    pleshy
    May 18, 2009 2:55 p.m.
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    Pleshy, if he was considered a juvenile, then his name and picture wouldn't be allowed to be told and shown to the general public.

    More than likely he was in this facility b/c he HAS been charged as an adult with a "privelage" of home visits determined by his behavior while in the facility...

  • pleshy May 18, 2009

    He is given a home visit because he is a juvenile.

  • Coach K is still GREAT May 18, 2009

    Due to the unpredictability of the juvenile's behavior, authorities said they are concerned for the safety of the juvenile and the public.

    I love the way they say they are concerned for the safety of the juvenile AND THEN the public...

  • familyfour May 18, 2009

    "Due to the unpredictability of the juvenile's behavior, authorities said they are concerned for the safety of the juvenile and the public."

    That there is your sign that he should not have been given a home visit.

  • FoxtrotUniformCharlieKiloakaCALM May 18, 2009

    and if he goes out and kills someone then what? if someone is unpredictable they should be LOCKED UP!

  • familyfour May 18, 2009

    Oh my. My comment didn't make it!

    Second shot:

    Why would a public threat be given home visits?

  • mochabrown May 18, 2009

    Why don't they check the Merrywood Mobile Home Park there in Goldsboro, as well as Foxcroft Apts. They are known to harbor "cons", sex offenders, and drug dealers.

  • jwstevens04 May 18, 2009

    If he is considered dangerous, why do we only have the name he is suspected to go by? Why not a full, legal name, weight, height, etc....that is important!

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