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Date Posted: 10/08/2019

Teens Walk Away from DYS Facility in Mansfield

For Immediate Release

Oct. 7, 2019
 


Media Contact:
Amy Webb
Chief Communications & Community Engagement
amy.webb@dhs.arkansas.gov


NOTE: I AM  OUT OF TOWN WITH SPOTTY CELL SERVICE SO MAY NOT BE REACHABLE.


Teens Walk Away from DYS Facility in Mansfield
 

Law enforcement are searching for two youths committed to the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Youth Services (DYS) Mansfield Juvenile Treatment Center after the teens walked away from the center Monday evening.

Jayger Harmon, 17, and Conner Grist, 14, walked away at about 6 p.m. DYS is in the process of building and upgrading the fence at the Mansfield center. Most of the fence is built, but the youth walked through an area that  was still under construction and then scale the old fence. Jayger is a white male with brown hair, blue eyes, and stands 6 feet 4 inches tall. Conner is a white male with brown hair, brown eyes, and stands 5 feet 6 inches.

Staff who saw the youths walk away did chase after the youth, but were unable to catch them. Local law enforcement have been notified.

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. Anyone with information about the youth's whereabouts should contact local law enforcement.
 


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