Teen escapee captured


Whitman County Sheriff's deputies said Thursday night that the escaped juvenile detention center teen is back in custody.

Lance Anttila, 17, was arrested by Nez Perce County deputies in a location near Lapwai Thursday, authorities said in a press release.

Anttila was arrested Tuesday for auto theft by Whitman County authorities but escaped custody by allegedly stealing an officer's car.

Late Wednesday night, Lewiston Police located the stolen car near the public library.

It was abandoned and locked.

Investigators believe he stole a car belonging to the Whitman County Juvenile Detention Department.

Anttila is under arrest on local probation violations as well as a warrant out of Whitman County.

Extradition arrangements are being coordinated through the Nez Perce County and Whitman County Prosecutors Office’s.

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