DERMOTT, Ark. — Officials say an 18-year-old who escaped from a juvenile detention unit in southeast Arkansas early Tuesday has been taken into custody.

Arkansas Department of Human Services spokeswoman Amy Webb said Jacob Goff-Stanick of North Little Rock escaped at about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday from the unit in Dermott by climbing a fence topped with barbed wire and shimmying along the administrative building.

Webb says guards saw the teen on camera, chased him, but he was able to escape. She says he was arrested about 10:15 a.m. less than four hours later near a Wal-Mart in McGehee, 9 miles north of the juvenile facility.

Webb says she cannot discuss Goff-Stanick’s original charges and it was not clear yet whether the department would file escape charges.

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