DCS to Reevaluate Policies After Shooting

The Department of Children’s Services (DCS) is reviewing its current policies regarding weekend home passes after a 16-year-old violent offender on furlough shot a man at a Nashville gas station, The Tennessean reports. David Earl Mays was charged with shooting the victim in the torso during an attempted carjacking as the man was getting gas. Mays — who was ordered into DCS custody for handgun possession, aggravated robbery and theft of $2,500 or more — had been cited for several infractions during his incarceration of just over six months, with the department noting he “continued to exhibit violent behavior” and transferring him to a more rigid facility  "due to disruptive behavior and involvement in several serious incidents.” Mays will be charged as an adult in the case of the shooting.

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