COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two teens who reportedly escaped a juvenile detention facility Friday night.
The department said 16-year-old Robbie Syverson and Jonathan Smith, 15, overpowered a corrections deputy around 8:40 p.m. and handcuffed him to a fixed object inside the facility.
The teens then took the deputy’s keys to his truck and drove away in an unknown direction. The vehicle was described as a gray 2003 Chevy pickup truck.
Both teens were wearing county-issued orange detention attire when they escaped.
The sheriff’s department warned that the teens should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information is urged to contact 911 immediately.
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