Authorities arrest teens who escaped Ector County Youth Center

ODESSA -- UPDATE: Authorities say that Jayvian Phillips and Andrew Larez are now in custody.

Photos: Ector County Sheriff's Office

According to the Ector County Sheriff's Office, a tip led to officers finding the teens in the 900 block of East Yellowstone Drive on Wednesday afternoon.

The teens were arrested without incident.
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The Ector County Sheriff's Office is on the lookout for Jayvian Phillips and Andrew Larez after they escaped from the Ector County Youth Center on Monday night.

Authorities say the boys were being brought in from recreation time around 7:30 p.m. when they broke out of line and ran for the wall. Despite it being topped by razor wire, we're told the boys were able to scale it and flip themselves over the top.

The Youth Center is a detention facility for convicted criminals who are too young for prison. It is located just south of Schlemeyer Field in Odessa.

According to Sheriff Mike Griffis, the teens could possibly be considered dangerous.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at (432) 335-3050.