Just after 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 9, 2018, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Juvenile Justice Center located at 1253 W. 19th Street for the report of an escape attempt by inmates possibly armed with homemade knives.
Upon arrival, the first Officer on scene discovered broken windows leading to a secured area. Soon after, the Officer encountered three male juvenile inmates with shirts covering their faces.
During an attempt to take the juveniles into custody, a 15-year-old inmate actively resisted and a brief struggle ensued. The teen was eventually Tasered and taken into custody. A second inmate, age 16, also became combative and attempted to fight his way past Officers; however, his attempt failed.
Due to the quick police response, none of the juvenile inmates escaped and no Officers were injured during the incident.
Follow up investigation is being handled by the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office.