CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Charges have been filed against a Clearfield County inmate after he attempted to escape the county jail.
John Moore, 42, is facing multiple charges including; Aggravated Assault, Inmate in possession of a weapon, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Terroristic Threats and Resisting Arrest. He is also facing several misdemeanors.
Officials say on July 22, Moore hid in the facility, took a corrections officer hostage, and tried to escape by breaking a window and attempting to climb into air vents.
Moore then attempted suicide.
Officers eventually used a taser to subdue him and transported him to a nearby hospital for treatment.