Armed, dangerous teen escapes custody in Rutherford County

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A dangerous teenager is on the run with a truck and a gun after escaping custody in Rutherford County on Thursday, police officials told News 2.

The teen, identified as 16-year-old Tai Tyron Harrell, has a history of assault and other violent crimes. He was being held at the Murfreesboro Juvenile Detention Center for Clarksville police. 

Officials said he escaped custody around 1:42 p.m. Thursday.

Harrell should be considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, do not approach him and immediately call 911.

Tai Harrell (Courtesy: Clarskville Police Dept.)

According to Rutherford County officials, Tarell was being held on 10 counts of aggravated assault, felony reckless endangerment, evading arrest and leaving the scene of an accident.

Clarksville police said Harrell also has 24 juvenile crime petitions on file. 

Police believe he later stole a 2019 Silver Tundra pickup truck from Parker Brothers Window Tinting on Memorial Boulevard. There was a loaded Springfield 45 pistol inside the vehicle. 

The truck has two-day-old temporary tags with the number #D445005 and tinted windows.

The stolen truck the teenager is believed to be driving. (Courtesy: Parker Bros. Window Tinting)

Harrell is described as approximately 5-foot-6-inches tall and 120 pounds. He was wearing a white and black prison-style jumpsuit. He also has a tattoo of Bart Simpson on his right forearm and the numbers 410 on his left forearm. 

Clarksville Police have been looking for the Harrell for months. He was reported missing on August 7, 2018 and has been on the run ever since.

He was last spotted at an apartment complex in Clarksville on March 29. 

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and refresh this page for updates. 

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