Brandon Caruthers

Brandon Caruthers taken into custody by US Marshals, agents with TBI, and officers with Metro Nashville PD

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Authorities have apprehended the fourth and final teen who escaped from the Juvenile Detention Center on Nov. 30.

Police say 17-year-old Brandon Caruthers was taken into custody at an Antioch apartment complex on Arbor Crest Blvd. off Bell Road Thursday afternoon by a MNPD SWAT Team, MNPD officers and Deputy U.S. Marshals. He was taken into custody without incident. 

Caruthers was arrested following tips provided through Crime Stoppers. Police also arrested two adults in the apartment with him. A loaded gun, identified as an AR-15, and several boxes of ammo were also recovered from the apartment. 

The other two people in the apartment with Caruthers have been identified as 20-year-old Brandon Calderon-Sotelo and his girlfriend, 19-year-old Catherine Woods. Both have been charged with being accessories after the fact and facilitation of escape. Police say Caruthers had been staying with the couple since at least last Sunday. 

Caruthers was added to the TBI’s Most Wanted List shortly after his escape.

At a press conference held Thursday afternoon, investigators say they received 10 Crime Stoppers tips. From one very credible tip they believed they had a good chance to capture Caruthers, and it turned out to be successful.

Caruthers will be booked at Metro PD headquarters, and will then be transferred back to the Davidson County Juvenile Detention Facility. 

He has been charged as an adult on an escape warrant because the aggravated robbery charge against him was already transferred to adult court. 

Caruthers is being held under a $200,000 bond. 

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