Escaped offender still on the run - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Escaped offender still on the run

Jordan Duran, 19 (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center) Jordan Duran, 19 (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
Chazric Simms, 18 (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center) Chazric Simms, 18 (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

19-year-old Jordan Duran is still on the run after escaping from the Lubbock County Court Residential Treatment Center. 18-year-old Chazric Simms was captured after an early morning police chase.

Val Monteilh, director of the Lubbock County Court Residential Treatment Center, said the two men escaped from the facility on Monday. 

Monteilh said Simms is originally from Brazoria County where he was charged with retaliation.

Duran, who is from Lubbock County, was charged with theft.

Monteilh said both men were at the facility because they had violated their probation by using drugs or alcohol.

The CTRC offers counseling and treatment to help their residents remain drug, alcohol and criminal free through 9 to 10 1/2 month treatment program.

She said these men were relatively new to the program, having only been there about three months. They had broken a rule by horse playing and were about to have a conversation about that with a resident monitor when they ran, jumping over a fence to escape.

Martin said horseplay is a minor compliance and they could have faced additional time, more community service hours or additional counseling. Martin said the disciplinary action would have been nothing compared to what they are facing now. 

Monteilh said they had not caused any problems before.

According to police, they were spotted driving a stolen truck just before 2 a.m. near the 2700 block of Kewanee.

Police say the driver led them through a neighborhood, at one point driving through someone's yard and then through Cooke Park. The men abandoned the vehicle and ran near 16th and Kirby.

Officers searched the area and reportedly located the Simms about five minutes later.

Duran remains on the run. 

Monteilh said protecting the community is their first and foremost priority, but wanted to reiterate that these are nonviolent offenders.

Simms will be returned to Brazoria County and once authorities located the other escaped offender, the probation department will decide if he should go to a more secure facility.

Monteilh said this is very rare for residents to escape. She said this is a male only facility that houses 164 individuals and has 70 employees.

She said once individuals have been at the facility for six months, they are eligible to work in he community. 

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