Two Escaped Teenagers Recaptured in Tennessee

Police said Monday that Decorrius Wright and Calvin Howse escaped from Nashville’s juvenile detention facility with two other teens who are still at large.

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Decorrius Wright, left, and Calvin Howse
Decorrius Wright, left, and Calvin Howse
Tennessee Department of Corrections

NASHVILLE, Tennessee -- One of the five teens charged in the death of Carlisle native Kyle Yorlets is back in police custody this evening after escaping from juvenile detention this weekend, according to Nashville police.

Around 9:10 p.m. Tuesday, Metro Nashville police tweeted that Decorrius Wright, 16, and Calvin Howse, 15 who was charged in an unrelated case, were apprehended by the Juvenile Crime Task Force in Madison.

Police said Monday that Wright and Howse escaped from Nashville’s juvenile detention facility with two others, Morris Marsh, 17 and Brandon Caruthers, 17.

Marsh and Caruthers are still at large, police said.

Wright is one of five teens accused of killing Yorlets, 24, who was shot when he refused to give the group the keys to his car, police said. Prosecutors are fighting to have all five charged as adults but have had to postpone hearings due to Wright’s escape, the Tennessean reports.

Nashville police say Marsh is also accused of murder in a separate case, while Howse was being held on auto theft and gun possession. Caruthers was detained at the center on charges of armed robbery.

Nashville police chief Steve Anderson said Monday that he would be investigating the circumstances of the escape.

The Tennessean reports three detention center employees may be fired as a result of the escape.

Yorlets was the frontman for the group Carverton, living in Nashville after he went to college there because he wanted to pursue music.

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