Brookland teen missing from youth facility

Published: Sep. 21, 2021 at 3:47 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 24, 2021 at 4:38 PM CDT
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MONTICELLO, Ark. (KAIT) - Arkansas police are looking for three teens, including a boy from Brookland, who walked away from a community youth facility.

Trevor White and two others disappeared Sunday night from Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services in Monticello.

CEO Donna Mahurin said they are not a lockdown facility, so no alarms were set off when White and the others left. However, The Department of Human Services Division of Youth Services stated the three teens disarmed an alarm to the upstairs door then ran down the stairs.

After searching the premises, the staff notified the police.

DYS described White as a 15-year-old white male with brown hair, weighing 113 pounds and standing 5′3″ tall.

He had been in DYS custody since March 2021 for several non-violent felonies, including theft of property.

He left with 15-year-old Levi Varnell, who is described as a 5′6″ white male with blond hair and weighing 100 pounds. He has been in custody since August on four counts of felony theft of property.

DYS did not release any information on the third suspect, citing Arkansas Code Annotated 9-28-215 which requires DYS to provide information only if the youth “is committed to the Division of Youth Services for an offense that would be a felony if the offense were committed by an adult.” According to the news release, only White and Varnell met this requirement.

Mahurin said they do not believe White and the two others are in danger nor are they considered a threat to the public.

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