Police: Former Woodland Hills escapee arrested for shooting at car

Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department
Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A teen who escaped from Woodland Hills Youth Development Center in 2014 and was wanted for allegedly firing shots at a car was taken into custody late Tuesday night.

Metro police reported Kuyvonta Cain, 19, has been charged with aggravated assault and has been on the run since late August.

He was taken into custody after officers made repeated announcements over the course of about two hours for him to surrender.

Investigators identified Cain as the man who opened fire on a red Hyundai Sonata in the 1800 block of Liberia Street on August 29.

A 39-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to the top of her head. Her husband, cousin and a young child who were also in the car at the time were not injured.

Police said Cain is alleged to have been involved in a dispute earlier in the day with two men in a similar car. It is believed Cain thought he saw the men and opened fire on the victims’ car.

Cain was arrested earlier this year for attempted murder and especially aggravated robbery. Those charges stemmed from a shooting that left a 24-year-old man seriously injured. The case was ultimately dropped after the victim stopped cooperating.

Cain was also arrested last September on charges of aggravated robbery and aggravated assault. Those charges were reduced to misdemeanors and he received a 90 day sentence.

The 19-year-old was taken into custody in October 2014 after he took part in a mass escape from Woodland Hills Youth Development Center.

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