Manhunt underway for two teens who escaped custody in Marion County

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Police are searching a wooded area off of Highway 76 in Marion, behind the county administration building, for two teenagers who escaped custody Friday afternoon from officials with the Marion County Department of Juvenile Justice, according to police on scene.

Officers said the teens were at the family court section that's connected to the administration building when they got away.

Police haven't released any additional information.

We've contacted Marion Police Chief Dewayne Tennie to learn more about search efforts and how the teens got away.

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