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Youth escapee found in D.C., authorities say

Authorities have found an 18-year-old who escaped from custody at Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport on Sunday.

He was located by U.S. Marshals at 9:45 Tuesday morning in Southeast Washington, according to officials at the city’s Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services.

Brandon Sparrow was returning to the District from a placement facility in Salt Lake City for a Monday hearing in D.C. Superior Court. He was taken into custody on a bench warrant for failing to appear at that hearing.

Sparrow’s flight to Baltimore arrived early, according to DYRS spokesman Chris Shorter. An agency employee had not yet arrived to meet him, Shorter said, and the teen was not wearing restraints.

Sparrow has been charged as an adult with assaulting a police officer in a May 6 incident in which he allegedly hit a correctional officer with a broom at the New Beginnings secure detention facility, according to D.C. Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1), who oversees the department, and another source.

This item has been updated since it was first published.


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