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Second of three teens who escaped youth detention facility in Fayette County captured; 1 other still on the run

Persons with information about the whereabouts of the juveniles are encouraged to call 901-590-6782.

SOMERVILLE, Tenn. — UPDATE 6/29/2021 - (U.S. Marshals News Release) - U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller announces the arrest of the second of three male juveniles who had escaped from the Wilder Youth Development Center in Somerville, Tennessee.

The captured 17-year-old juvenile was being held at that facility on a charge of Homicide. He escaped on June 23, 2021 along with the other two juveniles. Earlier today, he was captured without incident in Chattanooga, Tennessee by the U.S. Marshals Smokey Mountain Fugitive Task Force.

The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force continues to search for the last of the escaped juveniles. Another of the escapees was caught by the Two Rivers Task Force on June 24. He was being held on four charges of Aggravated Robbery.

Persons with information about the whereabouts of the last escaped juvenile are encouraged to call 901 590 6782.

“Two of the juveniles are safely in custody,” said Marshal Tyreece Miller. “We are working diligently to capture the third.”

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UPDATE 6/24/2021 - (U.S. Marshals News Release) - U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller announces the arrest of a male juvenile who had escaped from the Wilder Youth Development Center in Somerville, Tennessee.

The seventeen year old juvenile who was captured was being held at that facility for four counts of Aggravated Robbery. He escaped on June 23, 2021 along with two other juveniles. He was captured without incident in the early morning hours of June 24 near the 3200 block of Ridgeway.

The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force continues to search for the other two juveniles, who were being held on charges including homicide.

Persons with information about the whereabouts of the juveniles are encouraged to call 901-590-6782.

“We are working diligently to locate and safely arrest the other two escaped juveniles,” said U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller.

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6/23/2021 - Three teens from the Wilder Youth Development Center in Somerville are on the run after escaping overnight.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified Wednesday morning around 6:45 that the three youth detainees had escaped between 12:45 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. 

FCSO says it's unknown which direction they went or their means of travel.

Two of the escapees are from Memphis, one is from Chattanooga.  

One of the escapees has previously escaped from the facility.  

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The teens have a violent history and were being held on charges that include criminal homicide, aggravated robbery and theft of property.  

Because they are juveniles, names and other identifying information will not be released.

Residents near the facility are encouraged to make sure keys are removed from vehicles and that they are locked. 

Anyone with any information regarding these escapees is urged to contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office at 901-465-3456.