Three Sex Offenders and Three Girls Captured Friday Night

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

Three of the teens are boys who are considered "violent offenders".  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.

The three girls who fled with them are ages 14 and 15.

K8's Will Carter is following this story and will have more at and at K8 News at 6 and K8 News Nightbeat.