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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.

Stay tuned to WCTV for more details on this story.


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