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IN COURT: Attempted jail escapee pleads guilty, gets 8 years

August 7, 2013

Charles Norris

COLUMBIA CITY — A man who attempted to escape from the Whitley County Jail last year pleaded guilty Monday.

Charles E. Norris, 29, of Cromwell, was booked at the jail last November on a probation violation and other charges.

On Dec. 7, 2012, he attempted to escape from the jail. He used a shank — a make-shift knife made from the sharpened end of a toothbrush — and held it to the throat of another inmate.

Norris demanded the keys and said he would harm the other inmate. Jail officials refused to relent, and Norris was eventually subdued.

A plea agreement was arranged in exchange for Norris’ admission. Norris pleaded guilty to attempted escape, a Class B felony, and intimidation with a deadly weapon, a Class C felony. He will receive a 12-year sentence, with eight to serve, for those crimes.

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