Juvenile breaks finger and escapes from custody while in shackles
A 17 year old Ocean Shores teen escaped custody on Sunday from the Juvenile Detention Center. Captain John Green from the Aberdeen Police Department says that just before 2pm on Sunday the boy told custody officers that he had broken his finger and needed to go to the hospital. After showing staff his finger he was transported to Mark Reed Hospital.
Green says the juvenile told staff he had intentionally broken his finger because he knew it would get him out of his room for the day. He also asked staff what would happen if he tried to escape while at the hospital.
Staff transported the boy back to the Junction City facility and into the sally port at the detention center. When they opened the door to the vehicle, the boy was able to escape and run down Hagara Street from officers. He was in chains at the time of his escape.
Officers found the teen hiding in the bushes nearby a short time later and put him back in custody and charged him with Escape in the 2nd Degree.
The juvenile suffered minor scratches from the bushes on top of his self-inflicted broken finger.