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For Immediate Release

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July 06, 2021 Seth Bruce, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Western District of Tennessee - Memphis (901) 573-8177;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Last of Three Escaped Juveniles Caught by U.S. Marshals Task Force

Memphis, TN – U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller announces the arrest of the third 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 charges of Aggravated Robbery. He escaped on June 23, 2021, along with the other two juveniles.

The last juvenile was tracked to an apartment near the 3400 block of Metropolitan Lane in Memphis, Tennessee. Working with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Team, the U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force located the juvenile and took him into custody without incident.

On June 24, the first of the escaped juveniles was captured by the Task Force in Memphis. He was being held on four charges of Aggravated Robbery. On June 29, the second of the juveniles was arrested in Chattanooga, Tennessee, after being located there by the task force. He was being held on a charge of homicide.

“We were requested to assist when these juveniles escaped, and in just shy of two weeks, all three were recaptured by the Task Force,” said Marshal Tyreece Miller. “Based upon their violent criminal histories, it’s good for the communities we serve and the people and families they victimized to have all three back in custody. I want to also thank the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, Shelby Co. Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee Department of Children’s Service, and the Marshals Office in Chattanooga for their assistance.”

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 at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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