Deputies search for escaped fugitives

UPDATE: Officers tell News 3 that they have spotted the teens and surrounding the area.

UPDATE: Sheriff Jeff Watson from Taylor County tells News 3 that the teens are wearing dark blue jumpsuits from the detention facility.

News 3 has confirmed that two teen fugitives escaped custody around noon.

Authorities are looking for them in the Chattsworth Road/Technology Parkway area.

Officers tell us that the teens were being transported from Taylor County to Muscogee County when they escaped. The fugitives are in handcuffs separately.

Mathews Elementary and Aaron Cohn Middle Schools have been placed under secure perimeter according to the Muscogee County School Board Communications Director.

This story is still developing and under investigation.

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