Girlfriend of teen suspect accused of aiding him post-escape

Published 8:56 am Friday, December 6, 2019

NASHVILLE (AP) — Police in Tennessee have arrested a 15-year-old girl who allegedly helped her boyfriend avoid authorities after he escaped from a juvenile detention center.

Metro Nashville police said Wednesday that the girl faces charges including harboring and false reporting to police for aiding Decorrius Wright while he was at large, news outlets report.

The 16-year-old and three other teens escaped the Juvenile Justice Center on Saturday. On Tuesday, Wright and 15-year-old Calvin Howse were captured by authorities outside a condo complex in Madison, just outside of Nashville. Police still were searching for 17-year-olds Morris Marsh and Brandon Caruthers as of then.

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Wright is accused of killing Nashville musician Kyle Yorlets. The frontman for the rock band Carverton was fatally shot in February. Three girls and two boys were charged in his death. They’re accused of taking Yorlets’ wallet, demanding his keys and shooting him when he refused.

It’s unclear if the girl arrested Wednesday has a lawyer. Authorities didn’t immediately release her identity.