An 18-year-old inmate at the Bridge City Center for Youth was sentenced to one year in prison and five years probation after pleading guilty Monday to attacking a correctional officer and escaping his dormitory.
Wilnor Chaney Jr. pleaded to adult charges of battery on a corrections officer and simple escape in connection with Aug. 5 incident at the River Road facility where adjudicated juveniles are confined, Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick’s office said Monday.
Chaney told investigators he threw a male guard to the ground, took his keys, unlocked the rear door and escaped onto the grounds.
According a police report, Chaney made his way to a back gate but was captured shortly after near the Main School Building. He never left the center’s grounds.
In addition to the one-year sentence for battery, Judge Ellen Kovach of the 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna suspended a three-year prison sentence for the simple escape charge and ordered three years of active probation, followed by two years of inactive probation, according to Connick’s office.
She ran the sentences consecutively.
Assistant District Attorney Douglas Rushton prosecuted the case.
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