- Associated Press - Monday, July 21, 2014

SAC CITY, Iowa (AP) - A 60-year-old inmate caught trying to escape from the jail in Sac City faces additional criminal charges.

The Sioux City Journal reports (https://bit.ly/WyLlyK ) Randy George Barney, of Rockwell City, was charged with felony attempted escape.

The Sac County Sheriff’s office says Barney climbed a security fence and a barbed-wire barrier while exercising in an outside enclosure with three other inmates on Friday morning.

The sheriff’s office reported the incident Monday in a statement. It says deputy sheriff’s caught Barney while he was still on the property. He was the only inmate in the exercise yard to climb the fence.

Officials say Barney had minor lacerations that did not require medical treatment.

He’s been in jail on burglary charges filed in April in neighboring Calhoun County. He has pleaded not guilty.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, https://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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