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Search Continues for Alleged Killer That Escaped Egg Harbor Facility; Three Others Captured (CAPTURED)

By kcora on
Egg Harbor City

UPDATE: Authorities today (Nov. 16) announced that Michael Huggins was located and arrested on the 100 block of North South Carolina Avenue in Atlantic City sometime sround 10a.m.

The search for one of four juveniles that reportedly escaped overnight from an Egg Harbor City facility continues.

Law enforcement officers are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Michael Huggins, 18, who escaped the South Woods State Prison overnight.

According to officials, at approximately 12:20 a.m., four teens took on an unarmed Harborfields Youth Detention Facility corrections officer, stole his keys, and fled the area in his vehicle.

Officers tracked down the teens to the area of Brueger Street, where they found the teens reportedly struck a parked car that ultimately crashed into an apartment building. Three of the four teens were taken into custody.

Police warn that Huggins should be considered dangerous. 

Anyone with information on Huggins’ whereabouts is asked to contact police immediately.

Huggins was indicted on first-degree murder charges after he allegedly shot a 21-year-old Bridgeton man during a robbery on Oct. 7, 2016 in Cumberland County.