TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Deputy hurt chasing young offender who fled courtroom

Daily Photo Galleries

Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 4:18 p.m.
 

An Allegheny County Sheriff's Deputy smashed his head against a wall, knocking him out, while attempting on Tuesday to take an escaped juvenile into custody at the Family Law Center, Downtown.

Sheriff's Office Cmdr. Donna Best said the juvenile, whose name is not being released, was in Common Pleas Judge John T. McVay Jr.'s courtroom for sentencing about 12:30 p.m. When the judge sent him to Shuman Juvenile Detention Center, the boy ran out of the room, through the second floor waiting room and down the building's main stairwell.

The deputy, whose name was not released, caught up to the juvenile, but the momentum caused both of them to fall down across the floor, Best said.

The deputy initially was unresponsive and had to be woken up by other deputies on the scene. He was treated and released from UPMC Mercy hospital.

Best said the juvenile wasn't injured in the fall. Authorities plan to charge the boy as a juvenile with escape, resisting arrest, aggravated assault and flight to avoid apprehension.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Some Thomas Jefferson HS parents told to bring more appropriate clothes to school for their kids
  2. Paramedics rescue flip-flop-wearing man from steep hillside
  3. Young adults drive home rental trend in Western Pennsylvania
  4. Steelers wrap lackluster preseason with loss to Panthers
  5. Ex-Pittsburgh teacher settles discrimination suit
  6. End in sight for Route 28 construction
  7. Harrison fire cause can’t be found
  8. Moon man arrested on child porn charges
  9. 10 awesome things you didn’t know your phone could do
  10. Penguins confident Pouliot will be healthy, ready for camp
  11. West Mifflin fire displaces family
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.