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Girlfriend of escaped teenager charged after police say she helped him on the run

Posted: 2:09 PM, Dec 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-04 19:16:03-05
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The girlfriend of Decorrius Wright was arrested after police say she helped him after he escaped from the Juvenile Justice Center.

On Saturday night, Wright and three others escaped the downtown facility. Davidson County Juvenile Court officials said the teens were out of their cells cleaning when their supervisor left the group to break up a fight somewhere else. This allowed the four of them to get onto an elevator and convince a staff member to send the elevator to the basement, where they were able to leave the facility.

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Wright, 16, and Calvin Howse, 15, were caught in Madison on Tuesday night.

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Police said Wright's 15-year-old girlfriend helped him remain at-large after he escaped. She was charged with criminal responsibility for facilitation of a felony, accessory after the fact of escape, harboring, tempering with evidence and false reporting to police.

Wright is accused of shooting and killing musician Kyle Yorlets in February.

Two teens remain at-large, Morris Marsh and Brandon Caruthers, both 17 years old. Anyone with information is asked to call 615-742-7463.

Marsh is facing charges in the murder of 19-year-old Charlie Easley at the Point Breeze Apartments in April. Caruthers, who was recently added to the TBI's Top 10 Most Wanted List, and Howse were in the center for robbery and gun possession charges.