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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Mugshots: Teens Escape St. Louis Workhouse

Posted By on Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 9:39 AM

Update: Escapees captured. Read about it here.

Two 17-year-old teens -- one incarcerated for murder the other for first-degree assault -- escaped the St. Louis Workhouse on Hall Street sometime last night.
click to enlarge Eric Gray (left) and Kurt Wallace were certified to stand trial as adults.
  • Eric Gray (left) and Kurt Wallace were certified to stand trial as adults.
The St. Louis police department reports that the inmates disappeared between 9 p.m. last night and 5:30 this morning.

Gray was arrested last June on a murder charge. Wallace, meanwhile, has spent the past 18 months in the workhouse following his October 2008 arrest on charges of first-degree assault.

Both teens were awaiting trial and had been certified to stand trial as adults. The city workhouse is at 7600 Hall Street near the river in north St. Louis. Anyone with information on their escapees whereabouts are encouraged to call CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS.

click to enlarge The city workhouse at 7600 Hall Street.
  • The city workhouse at 7600 Hall Street.

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