By DON AINES
and BRENDAN KIRBY
Hagerstown City Police Wednesday captured two youths who escaped two weeks ago from the Eastern Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Martinsburg, W.Va., authorities said.
Officer Shane Blankenship said he discovered the boys at a public housing complex during a theft investigation. The boys, ages 16 and 17, were being held Wednesday night at the Washington County Juvenile Detention Center pending extradition to West Virginia.
The youths were nabbed at about 8:40 p.m. at 205 Ross St., Blankenship said.
"Somebody had tipped us off in the residence," he said.
The pair immediately aroused the officers' suspicions during questioning, Blankenship said.
"They gave us many different names. They were really nervous. They were shaking and they couldn't keep their names and dates of birth straight," he said.