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Four boys escape from North Carolina juvenile facility after assaulting staff member

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Posted at 9:57 AM, Sep 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-22 09:57:44-04

Authorities in North Carolina are searching for four juveniles who escaped from a facility in Rocky Mount on Wednesday night.

According to the North Carolina Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice, the boys all ran from Edgecombe Youth Development Center after assaulting a staff member.

The escape happened at approximately 9:30 p.m.

The boys have been identified as Dakota Y. from Guilford County; Joshua G. from Wake County; Justin M. from Carteret County; and Juan M. of New Hanover County.

Anyone who may have seen the boys should report the sightings to local law enforcement.