Juvenile Escapes from Gadsden Co. Courthouse, Jumps from 2nd Floor

By: Jerry Askin, Gary Parker Email
By: Jerry Askin, Gary Parker Email

New details on the attempted escape of the juvenile on trial and the Sheriff Deputy that crashed as he was responding to the incident.

Gadsden County Sheriff says a 16-year-old boy on trial jumped from the second-story window at the Gadsden County Courthouse. He had a gash in his arm as a result of the fall. He was then treated at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and has since been released.

Inmate workers cleaned-up shattered glass from the scene. Charges are pending for the attempted escape.

Meanwhile, a deputy crashes his patrol car as he responds to the attempted escape.

Deputy Gilbert Johnson was on Highway 12 and swerved to miss a car that pulled out in front of him.

Gadsen County Sheriff Deputies say the deputy hit trees, totaled the car, and barely missed falling into Quincy Creek.

The deputy complained of abdominal pain. He was then transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and has since been released.

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Gadsden County, FL - September 9, 2011 -

A full accident report from the Florida Highway Patrol can be found above in PDF format.

Just before noon on Friday, Gadsden County Sheriff deputies say a juvenile on trial escaped from the Gadsden County Courthouse.

Deputies have not released the name or age of the juvenile, but says he jumped out of the window on the second floor of the courthouse. He was caught and taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for minor injuries.

We do not know if the juvenile will face any charges as a result or if he has a criminal record.

Deputy Gilbert Johnson was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in serious condition after a car hit him on Highway 12 as he was heading to the courthouse in an attempt to catch the juvenile. He is said to be okay.

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  • by lisa Location: tallahassee on Sep 13, 2011 at 05:20 AM
    well ! treat him as an adult and give him the same punishment as if he was and adult...CRIME DOES NOT PAY!!!!
  • by real lawyer Location: fl. on Sep 10, 2011 at 03:14 PM
    maby he can sue them for the sharp glass. HE COULD HABE BLEAD TO DEATH.
  • by Fran on Sep 10, 2011 at 05:17 AM
    Should be euthanized like a rabid dog.
  • by Eddie Location: Wacissa on Sep 9, 2011 at 05:34 PM
    Time to try him as an adult with escape charges .
  • by mike Location: tally on Sep 9, 2011 at 03:40 PM
    spare the rod spoil the child.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 9, 2011 at 02:38 PM
    He was on trial, but was he actually in police(or the courts) custody? If not did he really escape?
  • by John Location: Tallahassee on Sep 9, 2011 at 02:20 PM
    This is why the Supreme Court Judges should have to spend a day in court with these juveniles. They decided it was to harsh on juveniles to have them shackled or handcuffed while in court. Can't we find some officials that really care about our community?
  • by off course on Sep 9, 2011 at 01:50 PM
    this criminal and his family should pay for the sheriff's pain
  • by lee Location: Q. on Sep 9, 2011 at 01:31 PM
    too bad the Juvenile ,,did not break his neck ,,,,,what happen did he trip on his baggie pants ..? Hope the Deputy is OK,,that was in a wreck...
  • by Ericka Location: Quincy on Sep 9, 2011 at 12:59 PM
    Lord Save Our Children !!
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