13-year-old charged with two murders back in custody in Robeson County

LUMBERTON, NC (WITN) - A 13-year-old boy accused of a double murder in our state, who escaped custody on Tuesday, has now been found.

WRAL reports Jericho Werrell was with his mother, Nikki Jacobs, Wednesday night. She said she was driving him to be turned in. She says Werrell got a bike in Pembroke and rode it to an uncle's home after he escaped.

The teen was scheduled to appear in court for two counts of first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon. He escaped around noon Tuesday, according to the Robeson County Sheriff's Office.

The NC Department of Public Service confirmed that Werrell was in custody in Lumberton.

Two brothers, Frank Thomas and Adam Thomas, were found murdered in their home last month in Robeson County. Derrick Hunt, 19-years-old, and Werrell, were charged with both murders two days later.

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A 13-year-old who was charged with two murders has escaped from a North Carolina courthouse.

The Robeson County Sheriff's Office says the teen was wearing leg restraints and no shoes when he managed to escape from the courthouse in Lumberton after a court appearance. He was last seen around 12:10 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 72 and Country Club Road in Lumberton.

Because he is a juvenile, authorities are only identifying him as Jericho W.

He is also charged with armed robbery.

Two brothers, Frank Thomas and Adam Thomas were found murdered in their home last month in Robeson County. 19-year-old Derrick Hunt and the 13-year-old were charged with both murders two days later.