Two juveniles in custody following escape from treatment center
The two females, ages 15 and 17, are in custody at the Blount Count Juvenile Detention Facility. They are each charged with delinquent by aggravated burglary and delinquent by theft of property of a motor vehicle over $10,000.
Blount County Sheriff's deputies responded to Acadia Village Residential Center on Jones Bend Road at around 8:30 Monday evening to the call of two females who had escaped after pulling the fire alarm at the treatment center. While deputies were obtaining information on the females, other deputies were dispatched to a residence on Jones Bend Road. The two girls broke into a house, stole cash and car keys, and were attempting to steal the homeowner's vehicle when the homeowner caught them and scared them off. The girls then went to another residence near by, knocked on the door, and told the homeowner a story about needing a ride to go see one of the girl's sick mother. The homeowner invited then in and played along, then called and notified authorities the girls were at his residence. Sheriff's deputies arrived and took the girls into custody at 11:40 p.m.