GRAFTON - The Jersey County Sheriff's Office reported Tuesday morning that the three escapees from the Illinois Youth Center at Pere Marquette in Grafton over the weekend are now in custody.

Get The Latest News!

Don't miss our top stories and need-to-know news everyday in your inbox.

Article continues after sponsor message

Jersey County Sheriff John Wimmersberg said the three escapees were apprehended in Peoria and the vehicle that appeared stolen from Grafton shortly after their escape has also been recovered.

Jersey County received the call about the escape at 6:16 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1.

"The escapees are all in custody in Peoria," Wimmersberg said. "I want to thank the Illinois State Police, Grafton Police Department and Calhoun County Sheriff's Office for their help with this incident. It is another example of multiple law enforcement agencies in the profession working together and as of this morning it is still an active investigation, but pretty close to a completed mission which was to find these juveniles and get them in custody."

More like this:

Dec 28, 2016 | Jersey County Coroner identifies man found in vehicle as James Edward Smith

Sep 14, 2016 | Mayor Thompson signs proclamation for Chamber of Commerce Week

May 25, 2023 | Village Of Grafton Clerk Presents $5,000 Check From Schetter To Police Chief and Mayor

May 21, 2020 | Law Enforcement Arrests Man After High-Speed Chase Where He Speeds To 105 MPH, Then Jumps In River

Nov 7, 2022 | IEMA Facilitates Flood Exercise in Grafton