YRTC escapee gets prison time for car theft

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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) -- An escapee from the Kearney YRTC is getting at least three years in prison for felony theft and assault.

Court records show Andrew Carreon, 18, allegedly struck a YRTC employee with a sock filled with dominos in November of last year. He also punched the employee, who was hospitalized with a concussion.

Court records also show that after escaping the YRTC December 30, Carreon stole a Ford Focus which had been left running at a Kearney residence about 17 blocks away from the YRTC.

Carreon and two other juveniles who escaped with him drove the vehicle to Custer county where the other two escapees left the vehicle. Carreon was arrested four days later in Tulsa, OK, with the Ford Focus. Carreon told Oklahoma investigators that he escaped the YRTC and drove to Oklahoma to stay with a relative.

Carreon was sentenced to three to six years at a youth correctional facility in Omaha.

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