NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A search investigation for a juvenile who escaped custody as he was being transported to the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital has been canceled after he was captured in Georgia Tuesday morning.
Metro police tell News 2 that Quandre Beasley, 16, was captured in Cartersville, Georgia Tuesday morning alongside female accomplice Tunisia Carey, 22, by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Officer during a traffic stop. The pair were found in Carey’s Nissan Altima.
According to Metro police, on Monday a crew with the Nashville Fire Department transported Quandre Beasley, 16, from the Davidson County Juvenile Detention Center to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital after he complained of having seizures.
Officials say in the ambulance Beasley was accompanied by a Juvenile Court social worker and was restrained at the wrist and ankles. Around 9:15 p.m. the ambulance arrived at Vanderbilt and authorities say that’s when a black male wearing a ski mask exited a black Chevrolet Avalanche pickup truck and warned the social worker that he was armed.
Authorities say Beasley was able to free himself from the restraints, got into the pickup truck and the driver sped off. According to Metro police, the pickup truck was located around 10:10 p.m. burning on Villa Place in the Edgehill area. Officers say the vehicle was reported stolen.
After the discovery of the Avalanche, officers received a report of a related carjacking of a gold Malibu at the Preakness apartment complex on Bell Road. Authorities were able to locate the Malibu unoccupied and crashed in the 1200 block of Rural Hill Road
Metro police say at the time of Beasley’s escape he was wearing a neck brace due to being injured late Saturday night after he jumped out of a moving, stolen 2019 Ford Raptor pickup truck on Dickerson Pike at Ben Allen Road.