Two inmates who escaped a youth detention center in South Jersey are still at large, according to officials.
Police say 20-year-old Jermaine Jackson and 18-year-old Hakeem Walls, both of Bridgeton, NJ, escaped the Cumberland County Juvenile Detention Center in Hopewell Township Saturday night.
The two men as well as a juvenile inmate overpowered a guard around 6:15 p.m. Saturday, according to officials. While detention center officials managed to capture the juvenile a short time later, Jackson and Walls were able to escape, according to police.
Officials say Jackson and Walls were being held on weapons charges. They were detained at the juvenile detention center because they were minors when they were originally sentenced.
Both men are still at large and considered dangerous, according to officials. Residents in both Hopewell Township and Bridgeton were alerted by an automated reverse 911 phone system.
The men were last seen wearing dark blue detention center overalls.
If you have any information on their whereabouts, please call 911.