Man set to enter plea in escape attempts

A Redding, Calif., man, accused of making several attempts to escape from Douglas County Jail, is set to plead to destruction of property charges.

If Jesse Schrock admits the allegations, more serious charges are to be dropped in a plea agreement with the District Attorney's office.

In a criminal complaint filed earlier this month, Schrock - who also uses the name Jesse James King - was accused of attempting to escape and threatening to kill another inmate if he helped with an investigation into Schrock's activities.

The attempts occurred March 1-8 while Schrock awaited sentencing on felony possession of stolen property.

He faces five years in Nevada State Prison and a $10,000 fine at his sentencing April 18 on the original charge.

Schrock, 27, waived a preliminary hearing Wednesday before East Fork Justice Jim EnEarl and is to appear Tuesday in District Court on the additional charges.

According to the criminal complaint, Schrock is accused of trying to pry open a gun locker to obtain a weapon; trying to gain access to the roof of the jail by removing a panel from near the toilet area in the holding cell; lifting another inmate to the ceiling to open a ceiling control panel and trying to persuade another inmate to help him overpower a deputy and take his firearm.

The destruction of property charges involved a kicked-in door, damaged surveillance camera and an attempt to break a safety glass window.

Schrock was accused of threatening to kill an inmate and his family to stop the inmate from cooperating with an investigation into Schrock's jail conduct.

Schrock is being held on $10,000 bail.


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