Five inmates escape from Nash County jail


Sgt. B. Ricks stands watch on the perimeter during the search for several inmates who escaped Monday from the Nash County Detention Center in Nashville.


Staff Writer

Monday, March 25, 2019

NASHVILLE — The Nash County Sheriff's Office and other local law enforcement officers are seeking the whereabouts of five inmates who escaped from the Nash County Detention Center about 4 p.m. Monday in Nashville.

The prisoners reportedly escaped out of a back door to the facility. Two pairs of orange shoes worn by inmates were still on the grass outside the door this afternoon. No more details about the escape have been released.

Authorities have identified the five men as David Marshal Viverette, 28, a white man 6 feet 3 inches tall weighing 170 pounds; David Ruffin Jr., 30, a white man 5 feet 9 inches tall weighing 150 pounds; Keonte Daemoan Murphy, 23, a black man 5 feet 4 inches tall weighing 170 pounds; Raheem D-Carlos Horne, 25, a black man 5 feet 5 inches tall weighing 180 pounds; and Laquaris Rashad Battle, 22, a black man 6 foot 6 inches tall weighing 155 pounds.

“These men are all inmates for a reason,” said Capt. Eddie Moore of the Nash County Sheriff's Office. “If anyone sees anything suspicious, they need to contact us immediately.”

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the five inmates should call 52-459-1510 or dial 911.