Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Police have apprehended two of four teenagers suspected of committing violent crimes who escaped from a Nashville juvenile detention center over the weekend, authorities said.
The Metro Nashville Police Department said via Twitter that Decorrius Wright, 16, and Calvin Howse, 15, were arrested Tuesday night by detectives with the Juvenile Crime Task Force and Gang Unit outside of a Madison apartment complex.
The two teens and Morris Marsh, 17, and Brandon Caruthers, 17, escaped from the Davidson County Juvenile Detention Center Saturday at 9:44 p.m. after being left unsupervised by staff who were attempting to deal with a fight at another location in the facility.
The four teenagers took an elevator to the ground floor and left through a series of doors, a release said, adding that about 35 minutes elapsed before the police department was notified of the escape.
Police Lt. Blaine Whited of the Juvenile Crime Task Force told reporters Tuesday that Wright and Howse were arrested at around 8 p.m. after taking police on a short foot chase.
"We are very happy to have these two youth -- these extremely dangerous youth -- off our streets," Whited said.
Wright and Marsh are both accused of murder, Howse has been charged with gun possession and auto theft and Caruthers is accused of armed robbery.
Whited said officers received "very strong information" that led them to the apartment complex where they arrested Wright and Howse.
However, he said he is "pleading" with the public for someone to come forward with information about the locations of the two remaining escapees.
"We know these kids have had help," he said. "They're getting help. Please do the right thing."