Police: Inmate attacks deputy, tries to escape while at courthouse for hearing

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by Maggie Ruper

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 11, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 11 at 6:29 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A suspect tried to escape police custody Monday after his hearing at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

A spokesperson with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said first and foremost no one's security was ever at risk and Monday’s attempted escape is an example of how courtroom security works.

WHAS11 was told an inmate had already been in court for his hearing when he attacked a deputy.
The man was placed in a holding cell after his hearing and when they tried to get another inmate out of the same cell, police said he charged the door and pushed the deputy back as he was trying to escape.
The inmate and the deputy then stumble into a courtroom.

The inmate made it about 20 ft. before he was tackled and deputies took control.

Police have not released the inmates name or his original charges, but did say he is now charged with attempted escape and assault.

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