Inmate, who once escaped, assaults jailer in 2nd escape attempt - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Inmate, who once escaped, assaults jailer in 2nd escape attempt

By James Clark email

BROWNFIELD, TX (KCBD) - An inmate tried to escape from the Terry County Jail Saturday night at about 9:00 PM.  Sheriff Larry Gilbreath says the inmate was David Rodriguez.  If that name sounds familiar it's because Rodriguez made news back in June when he and another inmate successfully escaped from the same jail.  Rodriguez, 35 years old at the time, was captured two days later in a house in Brownfield.

As for Saturday's incident, "It was an attempted escape," said Gilbreath.  "He never got out of the building." 

However, the attempt was not totally harmless.  Gilbreath says Rodriguez assaulted a jailer, who was taken to the Brownfield Regional Hospital emergency room with a back injury.

"You could tell by the way he was acting, he needed to be checked out."  On Sunday Gilbreath gave an update, saying the jailer was treated and released.  "He was stiff and sore but he'll be alright."

DPS in Lubbock says officers were sent to assist but the inmate was already in custody by the time state troopers arrived.  Gilbreath says Texas Rangers will be requested to conduct an investigation.

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