For Immediate Release:
May 24, 2019
DHS Deputy Chief of Communications
Four Juveniles Walk Away from Mansfield Juvenile Treatment Center
Law enforcement are searching for four youths committed to the Mansfield Juvenile Treatment Center who walked away from the facility Thursday at approximately 6 p.m., according to officials with the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS).
Cameron Villa, 16, had been placed in custody of the DHS Division of Youth Services (DYS) for a felony offense. Villa is a Hispanic male, 5'8", 155 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair from Texarkana. The identity of the other youths cannot be released. Arkansas Code Annotated 9-28-215 requires DHS to notify the public of such incidents if the youth could have been charged as an adult at the time he or she was committed to DYS.
DYS will investigate the incident and take any necessary action. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the youths should contact local law enforcement.