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Escaped juvenile prisoner, accomplice captured in Georgia

Metro Police say a teen was arrested after he stole a car, plotted his own escape, and carried it out.
Published: Apr. 11, 2022 at 10:05 PM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - A sheriff’s office in Georgia took into custody a juvenile prisoner who escaped custody after being taken to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital on Monday evening.

Metro Police said 16-year-old Quandre Beasley and 22-year-old Tunisia Carey were arrested around 5 a.m. by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. The two were apprehended after a traffic stop in Cartersville, GA. They were traveling in Carey’s Nissan Altima.

Metro Police said both Beasley and Carey returned to Nashville Friday. Beasley was taken to juvenile detention and Carey was taken to the Downtown Detention Center and booked on being an accessory after Beasley’s escape and contributing to his delinquency.

The District Attorney has filed a notice of intent to charge Beasley as an adult.

The arrest comes after police said Beasley was being transported to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital after complaining of seizures on Monday night. Beasley was being held at Davidson County Juvenile Detention Center after stealing a Ford Raptor truck on Saturday, leading to a chase. Police deployed spike strips, leading Beasley to jump from the moving truck before crossing the spikes. The truck crashed on Dickerson Pike and Beasley was arrested. He was injured in the incident and had a neck brace placed on him.

On Monday, around 9:15 p.m., Nashville Fire said Beasley was accompanied by a guard but was able to free himself from his restraints while the crew was taking him out of the ambulance at the hospital and ran toward a nearby intersection where an armed accomplice was waiting in a black Chevy Avalanche. Beasley jumped in the getaway truck and sped off, according to police.

Left, Quandre Beasley, 16, and Tunisia Carey, 22, were arrested after a traffic stop in...
Left, Quandre Beasley, 16, and Tunisia Carey, 22, were arrested after a traffic stop in Cartersville, Ga., on Tuesday morning. Beasley escaped from custody while being taken to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt last night after suffering a seizure at the Juvenile Detention Center. Carey is accused to helping Beasley escape.(Metro Nashville Police Department)

The Avalanche truck, which was reported stolen, was located on fire a short time later on Villa Place in Edgehill. Police believe Beasley and his accomplice then carjacked a gold Chevy Malibu at the Preakness apartment complex on Bell Road. It was found unoccupied and crashed in the 1200 block of Rural Hill Road, police said.

Beasley and Carey remain in custody in Georgia and will be transferred back to Nashville this week.

The investigation is ongoing as detectives work to identify each person who contributed to Beasley’s escape.

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