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Juvenile Center Officials In Tecumseh Relieved Of Duties

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The area of Tecumseh where police searched for the escaped juveniles. The area of Tecumseh where police searched for the escaped juveniles.


TECUMSEH, Oklahoma -- Two officials of the Central Oklahoma Juvenile Center have been relieved of their duties following the escape of three juveniles.

According to the Office of Juvenile Affairs Director Robert E. "Gene" Christian, Mike Moriarity, superintendent of COJC, and Elizabeth Stewart, administrative director of institutions were relieved of their duties Monday morning and are currently on annual leave.

Three juveniles escaped from the Central Oklahoma Juvenile Center about 9:45 p.m. Sunday. All three were found Monday morning.

Pottawatomie County sheriff's deputies and Tecumseh Police officers said Marcus Belt, Anthony Bronner and Devon Sanders are back in custody.

"All three youth that escaped are back in OJA custody" said OJA Director Robert E. "Gene" Christian. "They have been returned to the institution until other placement arrangements can be made for them."

One of the juveniles was from the Oklahoma County area and the other two were from Tulsa.

The teens were being held for armed robbery and burglary.

10/3/2011 Related Story: Escapees From Tecumseh Juvenile Center Spotted, One In Custody

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