Teen arrested in Atlantic City car chase is ‘another child the system failed,’ mom says

The teen who allegedly that allegedly led Atlantic City police on a three-town chase in a stolen car had a history of running from trouble, BreakingAC has learned.
The 16-year-old, whose name is not being released due to his age, had twice cut off his ankle bracelet while on release and twice ran from a group home, his mother said.
The woman, whose name is being withheld to protect the minor’s identity, said she has been trying to get help for two years, and even cried to a juvenile judge begging for something to be done.
He’s “another child the system failed,” she said.

Two teens were arrested after they fled a drug deal in a stolen car and led police on a chase through two other towns, police said. Officer Alberto Valles was patrolling the 1800 block of Atlantic Avenue after complaints from merchants about drug activity when he saw a drug deal between Nehemiah Letson and two … Read moreAtlantic City teens arrested after leading police on chase in stolen car

The teen is now at the Harborfields Juvenile Detention Center, charged with eluding, resisting arrest, obstruction of justice, receiving stolen property and numerous traffic summonses.
“Now maybe, just maybe I will get the help needed for him before he turns 18 and things escalate with him,” his mother said.

Ronda Lampkin has shed tears on both sides of violence. In 2011, her 19-year-old son was fatally shot inside a car as he and friends drove down the White Horse Pike in Galloway Township. No one has ever been charged. Now, her 16-year-old grandson  is indicted for attempted murder in the Sept. 19, 2016, shooting … Read moreJuvenile system failed Atlantic City teen charged as adult, grandmother says

 

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