Woodland Hills escapee accused of assaulting 2 officers

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

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – One of the young men who escaped the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center in 2014 has been arrested for the sixth time since he turned 18.

Kuyvonta Cain, now 19, is accused of assaulting two police officers on Tuesday after authorities executed a search warrant at a Nashville home.

According to arrest records, the warrant was served at a home on First Avenue South where police say they found a marijuana cigarette in an ashtray in the room Cain was located. Police noted they also found a digital scale with marijuana residue on it and Cain’s ID card on the TV stand.

While being transporting for booking, Cain is accused of kicking the window of the police vehicle and moving his handcuffs to the front of his body.

Metro police say the patrol car was stopped and two officers tried to place the handcuffs behind Cain’s back.

Cain is accused of refusing to step out of the police car before officers attempted to grab his legs. The 19-year-old allegedly then kicked one officer in the hand, causing it to bleed.

Arrest records also say Cain refused to stand against a wall during booking. Police say they had to physically hold him in place when Cain is accused of turning his body and face and spitting in the officer’s face.

He now faces two counts of assault of a police officer and drug charges. He was booked into the Metro jail on $50,000 bond.

Just last month, Cain was charged with aggravated assault for firing a gun into a car in North Nashville. A man, woman, and child were inside, and a bullet grazed the woman’s head.

And in June, Cain was charged with both aggravated robbery and attempted murder.