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Juvenile considered armed and dangerous captured in Kentucky

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Posted at 9:32 AM, May 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 10:33:43-04

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A juvenile with a violent past has been captured more than a month after he escaped from a facility in Rutherford County.

Clarksville police said Tai Harrell was caught Thursday while police were doing vehicle surveillance.

Police spotted his vehicle and followed it to a residence on Tyler Street in Oak Grove, Kentucky. He was found hiding in a closet and taken to the Kentucky juvenile detention center.

Harrell had been on the run since April 11 when the 16-year-old escaped from the Juvenile Services Center in Rutherford County by hopping a wired fence. However, Clarksville police had been looking for him since October 2018 in connection with various crimes.

He was also added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s most wanted list.

Harrell has 26 juvenile warrants on file but he could face more charges. Police also said other charges may be filed against anyone who helped him during his time on the run.

A pickup truck he allegedly stole after his escape was recovered but police said a gun -- that was inside the vehicle -- has still not been found.