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Crime What we know: Around-the-clock search for teens who escaped juvenile detention center continues

18:56  03 december  2019
18:56  03 december  2019 Source:   tennessean.com

Third teen fugitive captured after escape from Nashville detention center

  Third teen fugitive captured after escape from Nashville detention center Morris Marsh, 17, who is accused of murder, is one of four teens who escaped nearly a week ago. One teen remains at large.Two others were arrested earlier this week, and Brandon Caruthers, 17, is still at large.

What we know : Around - the - clock search for teens who escaped juvenile detention center continues . The Metro Nashville Police Department Youth Services Division and Juvenile Crime Task Force are working almost around - the - clock in multiple shifts to locate the teens .

Police are searching for Decorrius Wright - who is accused of murdering frontman Kyle Yorlets, and three other suspects, ages 16 and 17, who broke A 16-year-old boy who is charged with the murder of a Nashville musician is among four teenagers who escaped from a juvenile detention center .

Four teens suspected of violent crimes in Nashville remained at large Tuesday morning after their escape from a juvenile detention center over the weekend. 

a couple of people that are standing in front of a stage: Metro Nashville Police officers Capt. Charles Widener, left, and Lt. Blaine Whited give an update on the search for four escaped juveniles accused of violent crimes at a news conference at MNPD headquarters on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, in Nashville. © Mariah Timms Metro Nashville Police officers Capt. Charles Widener, left, and Lt. Blaine Whited give an update on the search for four escaped juveniles accused of violent crimes at a news conference at MNPD headquarters on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, in Nashville.

Among them is Decorrius Wright, 16, accused in the February shooting death of Nashville musician Kyle Yorlets on Torbett Street.

Escapee Morris Marsh, 17, is also accused of murder. Brandon Caruthers, 17, and Calvin Howse, 15, have armed robbery and gun possession charges in their arrest history.

Teen charged in Kyle Yorlets' death among four who escaped juvenile detention, police say

  Teen charged in Kyle Yorlets' death among four who escaped juvenile detention, police say Decorrius Wright is accused of the shooting death of Nashville musician Kyle Yorlets. He and three other teens escaped custody Saturday night.Decorrius Wright, 16, is accused in the February shooting death of Nashville musician Kyle Yorlets on Torbett Street.

Anyone who sees the teens are asked to call the Emergency Communications Center at 615-862-8600. Metro Police were told the four teens were on a work detail when their supervisor left them to address a fight. Teen charged in Yorlets shooting, three others escape juvenile detention .

Bedtime at the downtown juvenile detention facility is typically 9 p.m. But a supervisor removed four youths from their cells after bedtime to clean. While the director, who is employed by contractor Youth Opportunity Investments, notified members of the corporate team, the supervisor "drove

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The Metro Nashville Police Department Youth Services Division and Juvenile Crime Task Force has been working almost around-the-clock in multiple shifts to locate the teens. The Major Case Task Force launched a separate investigation Monday morning into the events that led up to the escape.

"I have no indication a crime was committed, some overt act to assist in their escape, but there was certainly a lot of gross negligence," MNPD Chief Steve Anderson said Monday after reviewing an internal report of the events that led to the escape

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  One of four Nashville juvenile escapees added to TBI’s most wanted list TBI announced one of the escapees, 17-year-old Brandon Caruthers was added to the list Monday evening. Two of the other three escapees, 16-year-old Deccorius Wright and 17-year-old Morris Marsh are both accused of murder in separate cases. And 15-year-old Calvin Howse was being held on auto theft and gun possession charges according to Metro Nashville police. Nashville’s police chief Steve Anderson says his department’s “Major Case Task Force” will be investigating the circumstances surrounding how the teens were able to escape Saturday night.

Police in Tennessee say they are searching for four teenagers who escaped from a juvenile detention center in Nashville. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department says in a news release the teens broke out of the downtown facility Saturday night and are believed to be armed and

In criminal justice systems a youth detention center , also known as a juvenile detention center (JDC), juvenile detention , juvenile hall or more colloquially as juvie

Where are they?

Police believe the teens had help in their escape, either from family or friends. No related carjackings or thefts had been reported as of Monday afternoon, officers said. 

"There are people who know where these juveniles are," MNPD Capt. Tommy Widener said. 

The teens are unlikely to still be together as a group of four, Widener said. 

All four are likely to still be in Davidson County, although surrounding counties and states have been notified, MNPD Lt. Blaine Whited of the Juvenile Crime Task Force said. 

"Juveniles rarely commit crimes alone. They're more likely to go back to acquaintances," Widener said. 

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One of the four teens police said escaped from a Nashville juvenile detention center has been added to TBI: Escaped juvenile added to Most Wanted list, ,500 reward offered for capture. Caruthers is one of four teens who escaped Saturday evening from the Juvenile Detention Center on

NASHVILLE — Police in Tennessee say they are searching for four teenagers who escaped from a juvenile detention centre in Nashville. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department says in a news release the teens broke out of the downtown facility Saturday night and are believed to be armed

Officers have visited their homes and known hangouts multiple times since their escapes and will continue to visit them, they said. If the teens were sleeping on the street, someone would have spotted them by now, Widener said. 

"They're sleeping somewhere at night, they've been in vehicles, they're inside a residence somewhere," Widener said. 

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Who are they?

a group of people posing for the camera: Clockwise from top left: Decorrius Wright, 16; Brandon Caruthers, 17; Morris Marsh, 17; Calvin Howse, 15 © Metro Nashville Police Department Clockwise from top left: Decorrius Wright, 16; Brandon Caruthers, 17; Morris Marsh, 17; Calvin Howse, 15

Each of the teens were being held on criminal charges at the Juvenile Detention Center on Woodland Street in Nashville.

Police said Wright walked out of the downtown facility Saturday night, less than two days before a transfer hearing, when prosecutors planned to argue he should face his homicide charge in adult court.

HOW IT HAPPENED: Four youths in juvenile detention, including two homicide suspects, walked out the front door. Here's how.

In court Monday morning, Judge Sheila Calloway agreed to delay the hearing following the escape. She set a new date in January, hoping that would give police enough time to find Wright and take him back into custody.

2 of the 4 teens who escaped from a Nashville detention center have been found

  2 of the 4 teens who escaped from a Nashville detention center have been found Two teenagers who broke out of a Nashville juvenile detention center were recaptured Tuesday, police said. © Davidson County Juvenile CourtDecorrius Wright, 16, and Calvin Howse, 15, were taken in custody by the Juvenile Crime Task Force in Madison, Tennessee, the Metro Nashville Police Department tweeted.Authorities are still searching for the two other teens who escaped from the facility on Saturday. The arrests come hours after officials released security videos that showed the teens running undetected through the empty hallways of the facility and escaping through the front door.

Police are searching for four teenagers , including two accused of murder, who escaped from a juvenile detention center in downtown Nashville over the weekend. Murder suspects Decorrius Wright, 16, and Morris Marsh, 17

(AP) — Police in Tennessee say they are searching for four teenagers who escaped from a juvenile detention center in Nashville. Police said the teens were on a work detail when their staff supervisor left to respond to a fight elsewhere at the facility . The teens then got onto an elevator to the ground

Wright is one of five youths accused in the February shooting death of Yorlets outside his home on Torbett Street. Wright was recorded telling one of the other suspects he shot Yorlets, according to court records.

Marsh is charged with murder in the April 8 shooting of Charlie Easley near his residence at the Point Breeze Apartments on Lemont Drive. Responding officers found Easley shot multiple times, lying in the street.

Caruthers was being held on an August 2018 armed robbery charge and Howse faces charges of auto theft and gun possession. 

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How did they get out?

The teens were able to walk out of the front door of the Juvenile Detention Center on Woodland Street, a facility operated by contractor Youth Opportunity Investments. 

Here's how officials said it happened:

  • Bedtime at the downtown juvenile detention facility is typically 9 p.m. But a supervisor removed four youths from their cells after bedtime to clean.
  • Then, there was a "disturbance" in another part of the building. The supervisor left the youths alone to address the disturbance.
  • Then the youths got on an elevator that was left open by a different staffer.
  • The youths convinced the elevator operator to send them to the basement, which is unsecured.
  • The four got into the main part of the juvenile court building and ran away.
  • The supervisor on duty found out the youths were missing and notified the facility director at 9:57 p.m.
  • While the director, who is employed by contractor Youth Opportunity Investments, notified members of the corporate team, the supervisor "drove around in his car" look for the teens.
  • The supervisor called 911 at 10:22 p.m. 

Police arrived on the scene within minutes of the 911 call. 

Two of four teens captured after escaping Tennessee juvenile detention center

  Two of four teens captured after escaping Tennessee juvenile detention center MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Metro Nashville Police captured two teenagers Tuesday who escaped from a juvenile detention center in Nashville. MNPD said Decorrius Wright, 16, and Calvin Howse, 15, were captured by the Juvenile Crime Task Force in Madison. BREAKING: Escaped teens Decorrius Wright & Calvin Howse have just been apprehended by the Juvenile Crime Task Force in Madison. pic.twitter.com/8yGL43keCZ MNPD said Decorrius Wright, 16, and Calvin Howse, 15, were captured by the Juvenile Crime Task Force in Madison.

The teenagers were working Saturday night when their supervisor was distracted by a fight elsewhere in the facility and left, police say, giving them a chance to escape . Next Steps for Vets. Parent Toolkit. NBC Archives. Know Your Value. Follow NBC News. Search . Facebook.

Police in Tennessee say they are searching for four teenagers who escaped from a juvenile detention center in Nashville. The teens then got onto an elevator to the ground floor and went through several doors to reach an exit. More than a half hour elapsed before police were notified of

"If we'd been told earlier, we could have established a pretty tight perimeter," between the nearby river and interstate branch, Whited said. 

What have police said?

Anderson stressed the youth of the missing teens in his comments on the search. 

"Until 25 or so, our brains, we don't necessarily make the best decisions. When you're an escapee doing what you need to do, you think, to keep from being apprehended, you're probably not making the best decisions, also" Anderson said. "We aim to protect the safety of the public and the safety of the people inside the facility."

Officers said the teens are likely to be with acquaintances and urged the public to be vigilant, including asking parents to check in with their children who may know the escaped teens. 

"The investigation is extremely active, we're pursuing active leads, aren’t hitting dead ends," Whited said. "It's against the law to harbor them."

He said it was more than likely that the four had assistance once they got out of the facility and were free in downtown Nashville on Saturday. 

a man wearing a suit and tie: Metro Nashville Police Lt. Blaine Whited gives an update on the search for four escaped juveniles on Monday. © Mariah Timms Metro Nashville Police Lt. Blaine Whited gives an update on the search for four escaped juveniles on Monday.

What's next?

Three facility employees have been fired in the wake of the investigation and another was placed on temporary leave. 

Teen escapee's girlfriend arrested by Nashville police

  Teen escapee's girlfriend arrested by Nashville police The 15-year-old girlfriend of a teenage boy who escaped with three other teens from a Tennessee juvenile detention center has been arrested on suspicion of being an accessory after the fact of escape. Her boyfriend, Decorrius Wright, 16, and 15-year-old Calvin Howse were recaptured Tuesday night.Nashville police said the girl is accused of criminal responsibility for facilitation of a felony, accessory after the fact of escape, harboring, tampering with evidence and lying to police.

Three of the four teenagers who police say overpowered a guard and stole his car during a daring The escape took place at the Harborfields Youth Detention Facility in Egg Harbor City around 12 The search continues for one of four teenagers who escaped a juvenile detention facility in New

Teen Murderers Escape Juvenile Detention Center in Tennessee. The statement said two of the teens , ages 16 and 17, were charged in separate slayings that occurred earlier this year. One of the killings involved Nashville musician Kyle Yorlets, who was found shot to death outside his home in

In a statement, Youth Opportunity said the company is working closely with the court to "assess the circumstances that led to this unfortunate incident and to develop enhanced security measures that will prevent similar situations in the future."

The company said it has had few safety and security breaches. 

"Youth Opportunity acknowledges that several members of its security personnel made improper decisions that, when combined, led to an opportunity for the four youth to leave the facility," the statement said.

The company began managing the facility in July 2015.

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Juvenile court administrator Kathy Sinback said the contractor that runs the facility, Youth Opportunity Investments, had taken "several immediate measures" to improve security, including limiting elevator access to shift supervisors only.

"The safety of the community is paramount to our staff at Juvenile Court," Sinback said. "Juvenile Court will remain completely engaged in all efforts to return the youth to detention, to determine exactly how this happened, and to ensure that this type of incident does not happen again. "

Police said the four escapees should be considered dangerous but were not certain Monday whether they were likely to be armed. 

Anyone who sees the teens is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward. 

Adam Tamburin contributed to this report. Reach reporter Mariah Timms at mtimms@tennessean.com or 615-259-8344 and on Twitter @MariahTimms

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Hearing delayed in Kyle Yorlets homicide case after teen suspect escaped .
Police say Decorrius Wright, 16, walked out of the downtown Juvenile Detention Center Saturday night, less than two days before the transfer hearing was scheduled.Then the prosecutor called around 5:30 a.m. and told them to stay at home. The court date would not go forward because one of the suspects had escaped juvenile detention and was on the run.

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