Memphis, TN – 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.
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
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.
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.”
The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive
Task Force is a multi-agency task force in the Western District of
Tennessee with offices in Memphis and Jackson. Its membership is
composed of Deputy U.S. Marshals, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies,
Memphis Police Officers, Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies, Jackson
Police Officers, and Special Agents with the Tennessee Department of
Correction. The primary mission of the Task Force is to arrest violent
offenders and sexual predators.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency