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UPDATE: Missing teen rape suspect found

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JONESBORO, Ark.  – A teenage rape suspect who walked away from a Jonesboro community facility has been found and is back in custody.

According to a Tuesday news release from the Arkansas Department of Human Services, 17-year-old Ike Nunn, Jr. was among six teens who walked away from Consolidated Youth Services, 4220 Stadium Blvd.

Nunn and one other teen, who was not identified, were in the Division of Youth Services’ custody for “offenses that would be considered felonies if they were committed by an adult” when they walked away.

Nunn was in DYS custody on a Class Y felony charge of rape, according to the news release.

At about 7:15 p.m. Monday, they and four others not in DYS custody were “outside during evening free time when they walked to the rear of the property, climbed a fence, and ran.”

Staff followed the group but were unable to find them. They then notified the Jonesboro Police Department for its assistance in searching for the missing youth.

Police found one of the DYS teens at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, and returned him to custody.

Just before 9:30 a.m., DHS notified Region 8 News that Nunn and the four others remained at large.

Within 30 minutes of our sending a breaking news alert, DHS contacted KAIT to report Nunn had been found and returned to custody. Nunn was found near Central Baptist Church on Harrisburg Road by JPD officers.

Following a 911 call around 9:30 a.m. from a customer in the Waffle House off East Parker Road, three of the other teenagers were found by police in a dumpster by the nearby Arby’s after fleeing the Waffle House. No identities have been released.

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