Four of Five Inmates Caught in Detention Center Escape


Juandavid Velazquez , Reporter

Monday morning, five inmates escaped Nashville county detention center. So far, only four have been caught.  

David Marshal Viverette, 28, David Ruffin Jr., 30, Raheem D-Carlos Horne, 26, Keonte Daemon Murphy and Laquaris Rashad Battle, both age of 23, escaped through a hole found in a fence in the detention center’s exercise yard at approximately 3:30 PM, and later heading in a nearby wooded area. It is speculated that the inmates recognized the camera’s blind spot and took advantage of it in their escape. It is believed that they were assisted by an accomplice that may have taken them in a vehicle.  

On Tuesday, 12:00 AM ET, Viverette and Horne were apprehended at Hal Orr’s Inn, 15 miles from the detention center, both of which were jailed under a bond of more than $90,000.  

“They went knocking on doors,” William Sweet, one of the motel employees, talked about the deputies searching for the inmates. “They went to one room, and it took them so long to come to the door, so they kept knocking anknocking. They cut the light on. When they went back and knocked again, the guy came out of the room. The next thing you know, the other one came out of the room.” 

David Ruffin Jr., and Keonte Murphy were later taken in outside of Nash county five hours later. Laquaris Rashad Battle is still at large, with authorities offering $1,500 for information leading to his capture. 

Sheriff Keith Stone said the FBI, and other law enforcement departments were called in for assistance.  

“We have the best of the best out here working to bring these individuals back into custody,” he said.