Three Sex Offenders Captured Friday Night

Poplar Bluff, MO - The three sex offenders who escaped Thursday night from Consolidated Youth Services in Jonesboro have been captured in the Poplar Bluff, Missouri area.

Three girls, all minors who escaped with the Trio were found with the boys.

17-year-old Richard Richards of Greenbriar, 17-year-old Marcus Galloway of Conway and 18-year-old Shawn Hester of Yakima, Washington all escaped just after 11:00 p.m. Thursday night from the Consolidated Youth Services.  Richards and Hester were convicted of rape, Galloway guilty of second degree sexual assault.  Authorities say Hester was only days away from being released.

K-8's Will Carter is following this story and will have more at and tonight on K8 News at 6 and K8 News Nightbeat.