PYOTE - NewsWest 9 the only ones on the scene when an inmate was taken into custody after escaping from the West Texas State School in Pyote. Ward County Deputies spotted the 16 year old boy on I-20, just before 9 Thursday night.
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PYOTE - New information on Thursday night's escape from the West Texas State School in Pyote.
Texas Youth Commission Officials say the 16 year-old who escaped used an extension cord to climb over the perimeter fence and get away.
The teen was classified as a general offender, and was working as trustee.
The whole thing started Thursday evening right at 5:30.
T-Y-C coordinated the search, getting help from the Texas Rangers, D-P-S, and the Ward County Sheriff's Office.
A deputy caught up with the boy about 8:30 on Interstate 20, about three miles west of the school.
Authorities tell NewsWest Nine there will be be a disciplinary hearing in the next few days to determine the consequences for the escape.