Missing 11-year-old found safe, then detained

December 22, 2012

An 11-year-old Hood County boy who was reported missing early Wednesday evening and later eluded Sheriff’s Office deputies and other authorities for almost three hours was taken into custody and placed in juvenile detention, officials said.

The boy was reportedly believed missing from his home in the Sky Harbour north of Granbury starting at about dusk, and a call was made to 911.

He was spotted a few times, only to run away in each instance until he was finally taken into custody at 10:42 p.m., Deeds said. He noted that the boy was all right despite being out in the cold weather for that long.

“He was a runaway and spent the last 2-1/2 hours running from us,” the sheriff said shortly after the boy was found. He was taken to juvenile detention “for causing emergency personnel to respond to look for him, and (running) from us is a crime. He is a repeat offender.”

A judge read the boy his Miranda rights so he could be interviewed by deputies, according to Deeds.

Rose said that the boy was taken into custody on a Class A misdemeanor, evading arrest/detention, and because of “conduct in need of supervision.”

Rose said the boy will see a judge “within 10 days in juvenile detention” to decide his punishment.

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