By Associated Press - Thursday, June 19, 2014

OSKALOOSA, Iowa (AP) - An inmate at a southern Iowa county jail is accused of assaulting two people and attempting to escape custody.

The Mahaska (muh-HAS’-kuh) County Sheriff’s Office and the Oskaloosa Police Department says the incident occurred Wednesday while 18-year-old Martell Lamar Tillman-Hollinshed was visiting a local doctor for an appointment.

Tillman-Hollinshed is accused of attempting to assault a jail staff member with a fire extinguisher. He allegedly fled into a neighboring yard before others restrained him. The doctor says she was assaulted in the process.

It’s unclear whether additional charges are pending for Tillman-Hollinshed. Court records do not list an attorney.

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