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Juvenile fails to return to custody after home visit in Brunswick County


BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- Law enforcement is looking for a juvenile who failed to return to custody following a home visit in Brunswick County.

The Division of Juvenile Justice says the juvenile, identified only as Tyler G., did not return to the Dobbs Youth Development Center, Lenoir Complex, in Kinston today.

Tyler was last seen yesterday at 1 a.m. at 7257 Lula Drive in Sunset Beach. The Division of Juvenile Justice has notified local law enforcement and is cooperating fully with the investigation.

Due to the unpredictability of juvenile behavior, the division says it has a high degree of concern for the safety of both the juvenile and the public. Anyone who sees Tyler or knows where he is should contact local law enforcement.

According to the Department of Public Safety's website, "the Department currently operates seven Youth Development Centers statewide. YDCs provide mentoring, education, and therapeutic treatment to prepare youth for a fresh start when they re-enter their communities. YDCs promote learning and development through a wide range of educational and vocational courses."

A DPS spokeswoman says YDCs are where juvenile offenders are sent after their cases are adjudicated.

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