Two more youths were reported missing from the 5 Oaks Achievement Center this (Wednesday) morning. The Austin County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 11:10 this morning, they received a call from the 5 Oaks Achievement Center in New Ulm that two male juveniles that had run away from the facility approximately 45 minutes earlier.
A localized Regroup Message was sent out to residents within an 8 mile area of 5 Oaks, alerting them of the runaways.
Sheriff’s Deputies, along with Constable Dave Schulz, arrived on the scene about 15 minutes later and commenced searching the area. Austin County Sheriff Jack Brandes also began an aerial search for the subjects.
Various residences and barns were checked and the runaways were located in an abandoned house on Post Oak Point Road at about 12:45 PM. A second Regroup message was sent to the residents of the area, letting them know the subjects had been located. The two male juveniles were returned to the custody of 5 Oaks.
5 Oaks had reported two cases of runaways to the Austin County Sheriff’s Office earlier this month. In one case, three males escaped and were found in New Ulm. In the other, three females escaped and were found walking along the railroad tracks.