Four teens escape from EHC juvenile detention center
Updated: Mar 9
Remaining Harborfield escapee was recently indicted for murder
Three of four inmates who escaped from the Harborfields Juvenile Detention Center have been located in Bridgeton, authorities said. Michael Huggins, 18, of Bridgeton, remains wanted. He was in Harborfields on undisclosed charges dating to when he was a juvenile. But BreakingAC has confirmed he is the same Huggins who was indicted in September on charges including murder in the Oct. 7, 2016 killing of Davonte Lee, 21. Lee was shot while sitting in a car on the first block of Reeves Road, which is where Huggins lives. The New Jersey State Police Fugitive Task Force is searching for Huggins in the area of Southwoods State Prison and Pamphylia Avenue in Bridgeton, Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said in an email. “Huggins should be considered dangerous,” the prosecutor said. “If anyone sees him, do not approach and immediately call 911.” All Greater Egg Harbor District and Egg Harbor City schools were closed after the teens overpowered a couple of corrections officers and fled in a stolen car just after midnight.
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The teens took the personal car of one of the officers after stealing his keys, acting Atlantic County Sheriff Mike Petuskey said. They later crashed the car and fled on St. Louis Avenue in Egg Harbor City. The school districts were all notified, Petuskey said. The individuals are identified as Stephine Woodley, Raymir Lampkin, Michael Huggins and Donovan Nickerson. Their photographs are being provided and they are considered to be dangerous, Hamilton Township police said in a release, adding that “as a precaution, all Township of Hamilton Schools, St. Vincent DePaul School and Greater Egg Harbor School District schools are closed today.” At least two of those who escaped have ties to the area, according to their Facebook pages. Nickerson and Lampkin are known members of Fetti G, a gang out of Stanley Holmes Village in Atlantic City that is under Dirty Blok, said retired Detective Lonell Jones, who cover the city’s gangs for years. Nickerson is known as DBlock. A picture posted on Lampkin’s page by a loved one shows him in that neighborhood. The teens in custody are two 16-year-olds and a 17-year-old. Several police departments are involved in the search, including K-9 teams. There were 30 to 50 officers on scene, with more expected, and New Jersey State Police helicopters were assisting. If anyone sees anything suspicious, they should call 911.