Texas Guard Allegedly Helped 3 Juveniles Escape 7/24/12
July 24, 2012
WACO, Texas (AP) - A guard at a juvenile corrections unit in Central Texas has been accused of helping three teens escape.
Investigators say 39-year-old Veronica Shay McCoy of Waco knew there was a problem with a perimeter fence but never reported it.
McCoy supervised the youths July 14 when one allegedly tampered with the fence at the McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility in Mart. The trio fled the next day. All three were caught several hours later about two miles away.
McCoy has been charged with facilitating escape. She's free on $25,000 bond. McCoy was suspended without pay the day after the escape and later resigned. Records show she had worked as a corrections officer for five years.
The teens face escape charges.
Security measures at the unit are under review.