Efforts Continue to Locate Three Teens Who Escaped from State Custody
June 26, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Youth Services detectives are continuing in their efforts to locate the three remaining at-large 16-year-old girls who escaped from state custody during the night.
The three are identified as:
- Jasmine Clark, originally from Johnson City, who was being held in relation to a probation violation matter;
- Misti Moore, originally from Oak Ridge, who was being held in regard to resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, probation violation and trespassing matters; and
- Ericka Carter, originally from Jonesboro, who was being held in relation to aggravated assault and theft matters.
The three were among nine girls who overpowered an employee of G4S, a contractor
for the Department of Children’s Services that operates a juvenile facility on Stewarts Ferry Pike. Another employee who looked for the girls after the 1:45 a.m. escape found them walking along the interstate. The employee was subsequently assaulted by two of the girls. They tried to take her vehicle, but the employee was able to get away.
Hermitage Precinct Officer Charles Shaw responded quickly to the area and located the girls on I-40. He took one of them into custody while the others fled into a nearby wood line. Other officers converged on the area and took five additional teens into custody. The six that were apprehended were charged at Juvenile Court with escape, curfew violation and evading arrest. Two of the six were additionally charged with assault. One of the six was additionally charged with theft.
Anyone seeing Clark, who is five feet tall, weighs 143 pounds and has red hair; Moore, who is 5’6” tall, weighs 163 pounds and has dark blonde hair; or Carter, who is 5’4” tall, weighs 237 pounds and has brown hair, is urged to contact the Emergency Communications Center at 862-8600 or their local law enforcement agency.