Inmate Tries To Escape Custody In Kentucky Courtroom

Posted on: 4:30 pm, June 12, 2012, by , updated on: 03:56pm, June 12, 2012

JEFFERSON COUNTY, KY (CNN) – Surveillance video captured some dramatic moments in a Kentucky courtroom as an inmate tried to escape custody.  A Jefferson County official said the suspect had already had his time before the judge when he attacked a deputy.  

So, he was being kept in a holding cell.  But when police tried to get another inmate out of the same holding cell, the suspect charged the door and pushed another deputy back.  

The two stumbled into a courtroom, where court officers quickly piled on the inmate.
Now, the suspect is facing attempted escape and assault charges.  Police have not released his name or initial charges.