Runaway Youth Commit Auto Thefts in Jefferson County

MT. VERNON – The sheriff’s office in Jefferson County says two runaway youth from the Southern Thirty Adolescent Center allegedly stole several cars in the city and the county Wednesday evening. 

Reports indicate that after leaving the facility shortly after 8 p.m., the youth were reportedly looking into homes and vehicles near the facility according to a witness report just minutes after. 

Sheriff’s reports indicate that the two have violent histories that include gun activity, car theft and battery.

Between 8:15 p.m. Wednesday and 11:16 a.m. Thursday, reports of a 2013 Ford Escape, a black Lincoln and a 2009 black Chevy Malibu were reported stolen and later recovered in Mt. Vernon and in Bluford.