LOS ANGELES – The authorities arrested a 15-year-old boy on Friday, accused of killing his mother, and managed to escape a Southern California youth facility.
A "very good clue" led the authorities to a McDonald's restaurant in Anaheim, where Ike Souzer was peacefully detained Friday night, Orange County police chief Mike Peters said. The teenager received medical treatment for puncture wounds on his leg that might have come from his escape, Peters said.
Ike Souzer fled the Orange County Juvenile Hall, somehow got onto a roof and jumped on a fence shortly after midnight on Friday, said Steve Sentman, chief probation officer for the county.
The prison staff spotted Souzer on the roof, sounding an alarm throughout the facility, and called the sheriff's office, he said.
Peters said the deputies were "very quick" "to respond, but Souzer was able to evade capture.
The sheriff's office released surveillance material in which Souzer shortly after escaping to an apparent wound of his leg The six-foot, 200-pound teenager wore red trousers and a white shirt.
Dozens of law enforcement officials, including FBI agents and federal marshals, searched for the boy.
Sentman said it would be the first escape 434-bed facility in at least two decades, and it's being investigated how it happened.
Souzer has been in prison since he was 13 when he was on suspicion of deadly spines his 48-year-old mother was arrested, old Barbra Scheuer-Souzer, who escaped in the middle of Souzer's trial for murder charges in a juvenile court Tatt, said Kimberly Edds, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor.
Souzer's public defender, David Hammond, did not respond immediately to a comment Friday.
A Gofundme site for Scheuer-Souzer says she was so good at helping her son with autism, that she went back to school to help others with the disease, and was about to attend Graduate from Los Angeles University of California. 19659005] "Through her unconditional love and commitment, she helped her son move from non-verbal to verbal status," the site said. "Their whole goal was to help their son and the autistic community by giving something back to others and serving them."
Scheuer-Souzer had three more adult children and three grandchildren.