Updated at 10:51 a.m.

ROCKY MOUNT – State and local law enforcement officials have apprehended four juveniles who last night escaped from the Edgecombe Youth Development Center.

Officials with the Spring Hope Police Department apprehended Dakota Y. from Guilford County; Joshua G. from Wake County; Justin M. from Carteret County; and Juan M. of New Hanover County in Spring Hope this morning at around 9:45 a.m. All four juveniles have been returned to secure custody.

Those assisting in the search for the juveniles were the Spring Hope Police Department, Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office and the Rocky Mount Police Department.

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ROCKY MOUNT – The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice reports that four juveniles are at large following an escape last night from a juvenile facility located in Rocky Mount. The juveniles ran from Edgecombe Youth Development Center, located at 78 Positive Way in Rocky Mount, following an assault on a staff member.

The escape occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21. The four juveniles at large following the escape are identified as: Dakota Y. from Guilford County; Joshua G. from Wake County; Justin M. from Carteret County; and Juan M. of New Hanover County. The division immediately notified local law enforcement and is cooperating fully with the investigation.

Division officials have a high degree of concern for the safety of both the juveniles and the public, due to the assaultive behavior exhibited by the juveniles during the escape and/or a prior history of unpredictable behavior.

The most recently taken photographs of the juvenile escapees are below. Members of the public should report sightings of these juveniles to local law enforcement officials.