BREAKING: Teen climbs razor fence, escapes Alexander facility

Josh Briggs
Managing Editor

The Bryant Police Department and Department of Human Services, along with Arkansas State Police, are currently searching for Colton Myers, a 17-year-old escapee from the Arkansas Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Center in Alexander.

According to a press release, Myers climbed a razor-topped fence and fled the scene around 6 p.m. Thursday.

Myers had been at the facility since May for nonviolent felony and misdemeanor offences.

He is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 132 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing a grey T-shirt, maroon baggy shorts and white tennis shoes.

According to BPD, he was headed west toward Hilltop Road.

Another teen also attempted to run, but was found still on campus a short time later.

The release states that the two teens attempted their getaway as a staff member unlocked the dorms while a group returned from dinner.

Anyone who sees Myers is asked to call authorities at 501-943-0865.