17-Year-Old Escapee Found

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(Memphis) A 17-year-old who escaped custody while being transported Monday morning was found near where he went missing.

Earnest Wilson, who faces a carjacking charge, jumped from a van while it was stopped at Bellevue and Jackson Avenue.

He was wearing shackles and handcuffs when he escaped, and was still wearing them when he was found in the 900 block of Kney Street.

The two detention officers who were transporting him tried and were unable to catch him. They have been relieved of duty pending an administrative review.

Gordon Elementary School was locked down briefly due to the escape.