DALLAS, N.C. -- Four juveniles have been arrested after reportedly beating up three security guards and escaping from a detention center in Gaston County.
Police said the four boys -- all of whom had prior felony charges -- assaulted three guards Tuesday evening around 6:30 p.m. One guard suffered a broken nose and the other received a gash to the back of the head after one of the boys threw a chair. Two were taken to the hospital for their injuries, but are expected to recover.
Police quickly set up a perimeter near the detention center on Camp Sertoma Road and were able to catch all four escapees a little after 8 p.m.
Police said the juveniles -- ages 13, 15, 16 and 17 and whose names will not be released -- were from Gaston, Lincoln, Rowan and Cleveland Counties respectively.
More than 60 officers from five different agencies assisted in searching for the boys. Additional charges are expected.