WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Authorities in Nashville, Tennessee, launched a manhunt for four teenage boys, including two accused of murder, who escaped custody in a juvenile detention center.
- The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department explained that the teens escaped from jail on Saturday night when their supervisor left them alone to handle a fight that broke out in a different part of the facility.
- Authorities identified the suspects as Decorrius Wright, 16, and Morris Marsh, 17, who are both murder suspects, and Brandon Caruthers, 17, and Calvin Howse, 15.
Authorities are searching for four teenagers, including two accused of murder, who escaped custody in a juvenile detention center in downtown Nashville on Saturday.
Decorrius Wright, 16, and Morris Marsh, 17, both murder suspects, allegedly escaped of the Davidson County Juvenile Detention Center at around 10 p.m. along with two other inmates, identified as 17-year-old Brandon Caruthers and 15-year-old Calvin Howse, police said Sunday.
According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, the teenage boys were on work detail when their staff supervisor left them alone to handle a fight at another location inside the facility. The group managed to get onto an elevator and used staff protocols to ride to the ground floor where they went through a series of doors and exited to the outside, ABC News reported.
The escapees are considered dangerous and the police are asking for the public’s help in finding them. Law enforcement said at least 35 minutes elapsed before the department was notified of the escape.
Wright is accused in the murder of Kyle Yorlets, 24, a musician who was fatally shot in an alley behind his home in February while Marsh is suspected of killing Charles Easley, 19, in April.
Caruthers had been charged with an armed robbery case in south Nashville in August 2018 while Howse was arrested Nov. 21 on charges of auto theft and gun possession, according to police.
As of Sunday afternoon, the police were not aware of the group’s whereabouts. Surveillance footage from a store in Clarksville, Tennessee was later determined unrelated by authorities.
“After further review of the Clarksville market video from multiple angles by an MNPD Juv Crime Task Force officer in Clarksville it has just been determined that the persons in the video are not the escaped teens,” the department posted on Twitter Sunday. “The investigation is continuing in Davidson County.”
ABC News does not usually name juveniles but is doing so because authorities said they are dangerous individuals. The department has even released their names and photos.
Anyone with any information about the escapees is encouraged to call Nashville’s Emergency Communications Center at 615-862-8600 immediately.
Source: ABC News