- Associated Press - Sunday, September 21, 2014

NEW LEBANON, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in southwest Ohio say four juvenile inmates have been charged in an attempted escape and assaults on staff members at a detention facility.

Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies responded at 7:10 p.m. EDT Saturday to CAS (Center for Adolescent Services) in New Lebanon on reports of an escape attempt underway.

Police say none of the inmates made it outside the detention center. They say inmates assaulted a staff member in the gymnasium, tried to break through security glass, and assaulted another staff member trying to restrain them.

“Nobody actually did make it outside the facility,” said Sgt. Rick Moebius of the Montgomery County sheriff’s office.

The staffers were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Police from multiple agencies responded to the facility about 12 miles west of Dayton because of initial fears that some inmates had escaped.

The four inmates were taken to the county’s Juvenile Justice Center in Dayton. Police say they are charged with felony assault, vandalism and attempted escape. Police said additional charges could be filed as investigation continues.

WHIO TV reported that the CAS supervisor in charge on Sunday declined to comment.


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