LOS ANGELES – Dozens of federal and native legislation enforcement personnel have been looking out Friday for a 15-year-old boy who was in the course of a homicide trial in his mom’s stabbing demise when he escaped a Southern California jail.
Ike Souzer escaped the Orange County Juvenile Corridor, someway received onto a roof after which jumped a fringe fence simply after midnight Friday, stated Steve Sentman, chief probation officer for the county.
Jail employees noticed Souzer on the roof, then turned on a facility-wide alarm and known as the sheriff’s workplace, he stated.
Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Peters stated deputies have been “very fast” to reply however Souzer was in a position to elude seize.
The sheriff’s workplace launched surveillance footage displaying Souzer tending to an obvious wound on his leg shortly after escaping after which strolling seemingly casually away from the ability. The 6-foot, 200-pound teen was sporting pink pants and a white shirt.
“We’re nonetheless looking out and widening our search as we go alongside,” Peters stated at a information convention. “We’re following up on each lead doable and ensuring that no rock is unturned.”
He stated the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service have joined the search.
There isn’t any proof that Souzer was armed however the public ought to name 911 in the event that they suppose they’ve noticed him, Peters stated.
“We simply need his secure return again into custody,” he stated.
Sentman stated it is the primary escape from the 434-bed facility in not less than 20 years and that an investigation is underway into the way it occurred.
Souzer has been in custody since he was 13, when he was arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing his mom, 48-year-old Barbra Scheuer-Souzer. His escape got here in the course of Souzer’s trial on a homicide cost in juvenile court docket, stated Kimberly Edds, a spokeswoman for the district lawyer’s workplace.
Souzer’s public defender, David Hammond, did not instantly reply to a request for remark late Friday.
A Gofundme web page for Scheuer-Souzer says she was so good at serving to her son with autism that she went again to high school to assist others with the situation and was about to graduate from the College of California, Los Angeles.
“By way of her unconditional love and dedication, she helped her son go from non-verbal to verbal standing,” in response to the web page. “Her entire purpose was to assist her son and the autistic group by giving again and serving the wants of others.”
Scheuer-Souzer had three different grown kids and three grandchildren.