Marion County officials are scratching their heads after juvenile Yarnell Bagley escaped from the Sheriff’s Office Youth Detention Center yesterday again. For 17-year-old Bagley, this is his second escape from the Center since March. Marion County spokesman Judge Cochran said Bagley’s escape has prompted a full-review of the facility’s procedures. Cochran adds Bagley is the first person to escape from a Marion County jail in 12 years. Officials are still searching for Bagley and hope this time when he is taken into custody he won’t escape again. Bagley is wanted on charges of grand theft, auto theft, and burglary.
One 4-mile stretch of State Road 121 through Gainesville has had nearly 900 reported car crashes in the past three years.