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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Two teens who have been on the run since escaping from a juvenile detention facility in Kendall nearly a week ago are back in custody plus police arrest a third person for helping them avoid capture after their escape.

According to Miami-Dade Police, Jonathan Jacobo, 14, and Greggory Ruiz, 16, were captured Friday afternoon in the area of 5701 West 24th Avenue in Hialeah’s Bucky Dent Park.

Detectives also arrested 18-year-old Tatiana Gonzalez for harboring the fugitives.

Jacobo, Ruiz and a third teen, James Posey, 15, slipped out from Miami Youth Academy, 10855 SW 84th St., sometime before 9 p.m. on December 2.

It is believed they escaped through a classroom window.

Posey was quickly captured, but Jacobo and Ruiz remained on the loose.

tatiana gonzalez Teens Who Escaped Kendall Detention Facility Captured Plus One Other Arrest

Tatiana Gonzalez (Courtesy: Miami-Dade Corrections Dept.)

Investigators say now they remained out of sight at Tatiana Gonzalez’s home even though she told police Ruiz was leaving the state, according to her arrest report.

After receiving a tip, police searched her apartment and her brother told police the fugitives had been there since the day of their escape, according to the report.

Gonzalez was arrested, charged and confessed to harboring the two fugitives, said police.

Jacobo was originally booked on possession of marijuana and trespassing among other charges. Ruiz faced a burglary charge.

All three teens from the Miami Youth Academy now face additional charges for the escape.

Miami Youth Academy’s website describes the school as a non-secure commitment program that serves boys ages 14 to 18.


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