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2 Inmates Attempt Escape, 1 Injured

Posted at 6:36 PM, Jun 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-12 18:47:23-04

Two inmates have been taken back into custody after an attempted escape.

Officials said the incident happened around 3:10 p.m. Saturday when the two inmates were being taken from downtown to the Correctional Development Center.

The inmates have been identified as 34-year-old Jerry Young and 30-year-old Michael Young.

Authorities said the two allegedly got out of their restraints during the transport and tried to flee once they got out of the vehicle.

Jerry Young was in custody after being charged with misdemeanor assault and theft of property. Police said Michael Young had been charged with two probation violations.

Once they got out of the vehicle, officials said the two ran toward a tree line.

Authorities said they were able to capture Jerry immediately; however, Michael jumped about 40 feet into the rock quarry in that area.

Michael was injured in the incident. Police said he was rescued and taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was listed as stable with non-life threatening injuries.

He was returned into custody from the hospital early Sunday morning.

“Transporting inmates to and from correctional facilities is one of our most vulnerable responsibilities. This event reinforces the need for a strong perimeter in order to secure our entire campus,” Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall said. “Our officers did an outstanding job today and Nashville is a safer place tonight because of their actions.”

The investigation was ongoing.