Runaway found, lodged in JDC

A Bellefontaine teen reported missing in October was located and apprehended Thanksgiving Day after he called to turn himself in.



Jordan Scales, now 18, was lodged in the Logan County Juvenile Detention Center on a probation violation.

Officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department noted the teen most likely was a runaway soon after he was reported missing.

Around 12:45 p.m. Thursday, he called dispatchers and told them he would be at the department at 8 p.m.

He was located at a family member’s residence at 21872 Evans Drive, West Mansfield, by deputies of the Union County Sheriff’s Office around 7 p.m. and taken into custody.

Police continue to investigate.