- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - One of the two teens who had remained at large after a mass breakout from a troubled Nashville detention center is back in custody, authorities said Thursday.

Police spokesman Don Aaron told The Associated Press that 17-year-old Kuyvonta Cain was arrested without incident around 3 p.m. near downtown Nashville. He was charged with escape.

More than 30 teenagers escaped from Woodland Hills Youth Development Center the night of Sept. 1. One remains at large.

Cain’s father, Wallace Nabaa, drew the attention of media at a community forum about a week after the escapes when he pleaded for his son to turn himself in.

Nabaa told the AP on Thursday that he’s glad Cain is back in custody because he was concerned for his safety.

“I’m happy and relieved,” Nabaa said.

The Woodland Hills center has a history of violent clashes, breakout attempts and attacks on guards.

Two nights after the Sept. 1 breakout, riots erupted in the facility. The teens did not get past the perimeter fence during that incident.

Last Friday night, 13 teens escaped from the complex after overpowering a guard and squeezing through the main gate. All were apprehended by Sunday morning.

DCS officials are making changes at the Woodland Hills facility, including using concrete to reinforce a fence that the youth were able to breach during the mass escape.

A security audit is also being performed on the Nashville facility and the other two centers in East and West Tennessee.

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