BATESVILLE (AP) — Authorities say two teenagers at a juvenile detention center in Batesville will face additional charges after they tried to escape the facility.
Sheriff Steve Jeffery says the two boys will face charges of attempted escape and aggravated assault. Bond was set for each youth at $100,000.
The sheriff tells the Batesville Guard that the 17-year-old and 15-year-old allegedly tried to escape the facility last week. The sheriff says the two used a wooden shank to attack three prison guards.
Jeffery says the guards used pepper spray and a Taser to subdue the juveniles.
Authorities say the 17-year-old is being held at the facility on a murder charge. The younger teen is being held on charges of attempted murder.