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Juvenile attacks, chokes guard at Marion County detention center

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Posted at 1:19 PM, Jun 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-21 13:19:03-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- A juvenile resident attacked a guard Friday at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Facility, choking her and slamming her head against the ground.

The attack reportedly happened shortly before 10 p.m. Friday at the facility at 2451 N. Keystone Avenue. The incident report was not filed until Wednesday.

According to the report, a 15-year-old male resident of the facility used a shirt to choke a female detention officer. He then knocked her to the floor, causing her to hit her head.

The guard suffered a concussion during the attack, but no other serious injuries were reported.

The juvenile then reportedly attempted to attack a second guard, who was able to subdue him and take him into custody without injury.

The juvenile now faces additional charges of aggravated battery.

The attack was the second one Friday involving a Marion County inmate.

READ MORE | Suspect badly beats officer at Arrestee Processing Center

Earlier in the day, 22-year-old Wytwaine Jackson attacked and badly beat Corporal Brent Smith at the Marion County Arrestee Processing center.

Smith suffered a displaced nasal bone, concussion, multiple bruises and lacerations to his head, face and mouth in the attack.

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