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Biloxi Police searching for escaped juveniles

Biloxi Police currently are searching for two inmates at the Juvenile Detention Center.

Harrison County Supervisor Windy Swetman said the two escaped about 8:20 p.m. from the recreational yard.

Swetman said there were five males in the yard when one of them began climbing the fence, which is against the rules. A correctional officer was trying to get him to get off the fence when the two other juveniles escaped.

"It's obvious to us this was a planned event," Swetman said.

The two who escaped climbed through holes they made in the chain link fence and then climbed over a 6-foot privacy fence.

The two were 16 and 17.

"Both of the individuals have been in and out of juvenile detention for years," Swetman said.

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He added that corrections officers interviewed the other three males in the yard to see if they could determine what happened.