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Teen Escapee Surrenders to Authorities

Posted March 8, 2008 2:24 p.m. EST

— A teenager who escaped from custody Thursday surrendered to the Chatham County sheriff's deputies early Saturday.

Kabem Smith, 16, escaped from a deputy who was trying to arrest him Thursday morning. Smith, who was already handcuffed, turned and ran, according to the Chatham County Sheriff's Office.

A search centered on Old U.S. Highway 1 and U.S. Highway 1 forced Moncure School to go into lockdown for part of the day.

Officials did not disclose the original reason Smith was arrested, because he is a juvenile.