A D.C. teen who beat a guard at a secure detention facility for juveniles and escaped in the man’s car was charged Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Maryland.
Treyvon Cortez Carey faces four counts in connection with his April 18 escape from the New Beginnings Youth Development Center in Laurel.
Officials say Carey, a ward of the District’s Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, used a ladder to hop the razor-wire fence at New Beginnings and drove off in the officer’s car, ditching it near Barry Farm in Southeast.
He was recaptured on May 2.
A District Court grand jury handed up an indictment on Monday charging Carey with robbery, assault resulting in serious bodily injury, first-degree escape with assault and theft of personal property.
An affidavit filed in support of the charges says the guard, who is not named in the papers nut has been identified as Sylvester Young, was attempting to escort a juvenile back to his room when he was approached by Carey, who had broken out of his room.
The guard “attempted to put the first male back into his room as the defendant came up to him from behind and said ‘You should not have done that.’”
The affidavit says Carey choked and punched the guard in the head until he lost consciousness. It also says Carey was committed to New Beginnings after he was found to be involved with burglary and malicious destruction of property.
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