Counselor beaten during escape bid 2 teens charged in assault at PG youth facility

November 25, 1998|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

A counselor was severely beaten when two youths tried to escape yesterday from a Prince George's County juvenile detention facility, state police said.

Sgt. Bill Dunston of the Forestville Barracks said that Courtney Holmes, 22, a counselor at Boys Village in Cheltenham, was escorting two youths from the bathroom to their beds about 3 a.m. when they attacked him.

Dunston said one of the youths struck Holmes with a table leg while the other tried to strangle him with shoestrings.

Other counselors came to Holmes' aid and subdued the youths, Dunston said. He said Holmes was taken to Suburban General Hospital in Clinton, where he received 107 stitches to close his wounds.

Dunston said Charles Raymond Samuel, 17, of Glen Burnie and Sean Mathew Hill, 17, of Clinton were charged with first-degree assault in the incident and were being held without bail at the county Detention Center in Upper Marlboro.

Pub Date: 11/25/98

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