Sheriff's Youth Ranch Juvenile Goes Missing, Later Found

Post date: Aug 11, 2013 3:16:33 PM

MANATEE COUNTY, Florida [NMT] -- The Manatee County Sheriff's Office reported a missing juvenile on Sunday, August 4th, at about 6 p.m., in the woods surrounding the Sheriff's Youth Ranch, 751 Rye Wilderness Trail, in East Manatee County.

A sheriff's report said Jordan Luckett, 16, went outside to do his assigned chores at approximately 6 p.m. and was seen running into the woods.

The other juveniles and staff looked for him but could not find him. They then notified MSO, advising he may be lost in the woods.

The juvenile is not from this county and has no family or friends in the area.

The surrounding area was then searched by several deputies with negative results.

The aviation unit, blood hounds, and the Manatee Search and Rescue team were paged out to assist.

Upon their arrival, Luckett was found near the fire station located at 150 Rye Rd.