Three girls suspected of escaping from a foster home by knocking a supervisor on the head with a frying pan and then tying her up have been captured and are awaiting a court hearing, officials say.
The teenagers suspected in a La Verkin robbery were being held Thursday in the Washington County Detention Center. Probation officer Dennis Jennings said a hearing date had not yet been set in 5th District Juvenile Court on charges of aggravated robbery.
Alexia Barben, an official at the group foster home, told police she was ambushed Monday by one of the girls, who hit her on the head with a frying pan, then kicked her. Barben said she was tied up with belts before the suspects fled in her car.
The three were arrested a few hours after the escape at the entrance of Zion National Park, according to police reports.