Former detention center employee charged in connection to escape

Posted at 7:44 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 20:46:13-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Former Juvenile Justice Center employee 28-year-old Tierra Foxx was charged in connection to the escape of four teens.

Foxx surrendered to officer Thursday. She was charged with facilitating, by recklessness in the November 30 escape. She is the third former staff member to be charged.

According to Metro Police officials, Foxx, who worked for Youth Opportunity Investments - the company that manages the center - asked a master control operator to send an elevator onto which the four teens had boarded to the basement after being requested to do so by one of the teens.

Foxx surrendered on the same evening that members of the Metro Public Safety Committee questioned YOI representatives about the security breaches that led to the teens' escape.

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