Fla. Teen's Mom Held for Helping Him Escape From Jail

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

OCALA, Fla. (AP) -- The mother of a 17-year-old has been charged
with aiding his latest escape from an Ocala juvenile facility.

Authorities say the 35-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday as
officials were following up on leads from the teen's escape on
Tuesday night. It was the second time in two months the teen has
walked away from the facility.

The woman, who is not being identified by The Associated Press
because her son is a juvenile, told authorities he called and asked
her to pick him up Tuesday night. She said he was wearing inmate
pants when she picked him up.

The teen's mother says she drove him to Georgia to meet a family
friend. Investigators say they've contacted the woman, who assured
them she is not harboring the teenager.

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