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Escapee recaptured

July 05, 1997

MYERSVILLE, Md. - A 15-year-old juvenile offender from Burke, Va., escaped about 1:20 p.m. Thursday at the Myersville Sunoco station from authorities with a private firm who were taking him to a more secure facility, Maryland State Police in Frederick said.

It took state troopers, with the assistance of the Frederick County Sheriff's Department, a state police helicopter and K-9 units, about an hour to capture the youth in a cornfield near Interstate 70 about a half-mile east of Md. 17, police said.

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