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.
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
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
“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.”
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