LUMBERTON, N.C. (WNCN) — The North Carolina Department of Public Safety says 13-year-old Jericho W. is now in custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.
Deputies say the juvenile male escaped after an appearance at the Robeson County Juvenile Court around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The teen was appearing in court for two counts of first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon charge.
Jericho W. was arrested along with Derrick Deshawn Hunt, 19, in Rowland in connection with the deaths of two brothers, Frank and Adam Thomas, officials said.
The brothers were found dead inside a home on Marigold Lane on Oct 15.
On Wednesday, the United States Marshal Service announced a $1,500 reward for any information leading to the capture of the teen.
LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) – Authorities say a 13-year-old suspect in a double homicide has escaped from a courthouse in eastern North Carolina.
The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday the teenager escaped from Juvenile Court around noon Tuesday. He was last seen in a white T-shirt and beige pants, wearing leg restraints without shoes.
The boy is described as having brown eyes and brown hair, standing about 5 feet tall (1.5 meters) and weighing about 110 pounds (49 kilograms).
He and a 19-year-old codefendant, Derrick Deshawn Hunt, are charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the killings of two brothers found dead inside a home last month.
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