Family members of escaped teen accused of helping him on the run

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Posted at 6:18 AM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 19:54:32-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Police arrested four people for helping one of the teenagers who escaped the Davidson County Juvenile Detention Center on Saturday night.

Three family members and one family friend of Calvin Howse are accused of helping him elude police after he escaped the facility.

Howse, 15, along with Decorrius Wright, 16, Morris Marsh, 17, and Brandon Caruthers, 17, all made it out of the center. According to Davidson County Juvenile Court officials, the teens were out of their cells cleaning when their supervisor left the group to break up a fight somewhere else in the facility. The four then got onto an open elevator and convinced a staff member to send the elevator down to an unsecured area, allowing them to walk out of the facility.

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Days later, Howse and Wright were both caught in Madison and taken back into custody at the Juvenile Detention Center. They are being kept separately from the other youth in the facility in nonadjacent cells.

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According to Metro Police, while Howse was on the run his mother Danielle Horton, 33, cousin Tyrone Anderson, 29, sister Jasmine Howse, 18, and family friend Brandi 'Lyonn' Hawkins, 35, each played a role in helping him.

Horton, Anderson and Lyonn were arrested overnight on charges of being accessories after the fact of escape and facilitation of escape. Each has a bond set at $10,000. Jasmine Hawkins is facing the same charges and turned herself in on Friday morning.

When Howse was arrested on Tuesday, he was carrying a cell phone that contained evidence leading police to believe Horton knew where her son was and helped him get food and other items while he stayed with Jasmine Howse and Tyrone Anderson. Police said Anderson gave Howse access to his WiFi account so that he could get on the Internet. Lyonn is accused of letting Howse sleep at her place and helped his mother get him food.

Howse was originally in the facility for robbery and gun possession charges.

Two teens, Caruthers and Marsh, are still on the run. Police are actively searching for them. If you have any information on their whereabouts, contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

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