BORDEAUX, TN — One juvenile escaped and at least one person is hospitalized following a “riot situation” at a state youth facility in Bordeaux, Metro Police said.
Metro Nashville Police said a riot at the Gateway to Independence youth facility on Stewarts Lane was reported to dispatch at 11:50 a.m. There were allegations of general rioting and offenders taking over classrooms.
Just after 1 p.m., MNPD tweeted one of the teens escaped.
Officers are searching for escapee & convicted agg. robber Jamie Carter, 17, who escaped around noon Monday from Gateway to Independence juvenile detention center, 3981 Stewarts Lane, after several young men in the facility began rioting. See him? Call 615-862-8600. pic.twitter.com/IrhtE77U5e— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) April 9, 2018
The police said Carter was captured shortly before 1:30 p.m. at Kings Lane and Drakes Branch, less than a mile away.
Previously known as Woodland Hills Youth Development Center, the center is one of two such facilities in Tennessee considered “hardware secure” serving juvenile offenders between 13 and 19.
In 2014, 32 offenders escaped from the facility.
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