The two fugitives that allegedly escaped a Virginia juvenile correction center with the help of two of the facility’s employees a week ago have been spotted in Pennsylvania, officials said.
Rashad E. Williams, 18, and Jabar Ali Taylor, 20, stayed at an area Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel earlier last week, the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office said on Saturday.
The convicts were also seeing on surveillance footage at a nearby Turkey Hill marker, authorities said.
Officials have warned the public that they are “dangerous fugitives” who should not be confronted.
The Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice said the pair escaped Bon Air Juvenile Correction Center in Chesterfield County in the early morning hours of July 13. The pair allegedly used a cord to choke a security staff member until he lost consciousness, then used the employee’s keys to exit. They escaped through a hole cut into the perimeter security fence of the facility and left in a vehicle.
Both were due to be transferred to an adult facility when they turned 21.
U.S Marshalls are offering $5,000 for tips that leave to capture of the two escaped convicts.
This was the first escape from this facility in over 20 years.