PIKEVILLE, BLEDSOE COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -- Authorities are investigating how two teens escaped from Taft Youth Center.

The two teens assaulted an employee, Tuesday around 11:15 am. The teens then stole the employee's vehicle.

The teens traveled about a mile and half before getting out of the car on foot.

Bledsoe County Deputies and a K-9 Unit from Taft Youth Center located the teens in the woods near by just after Noon.

The employee was taken to the hospital and treated and release.

The teens were taken to the Bledsoe County Jail.