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Caleb Jacobs pleads guilty to charges relating to JDC escape

A defendant charged with pummeling a corrections officer and escaping the Logan County Juvenile Detention Center pleaded guilty Monday in adult court before Logan County Common Pleas Court Judge Mark S. O'Connor.

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Caleb Jacobs, 18, formerly of the Indian Lake area, pleaded guilty to three counts relating to the March 6, 2012, getaway, including a first-degree felony count of felonious assault; escape, a third-degree felony; and assault, a fifth-degree felony.

The felonious assault charge is the result of serious physical harm the defendant helped inflict upon corrections officer Tim Klingelhofer during the escape, and the second assault charge is for the defendant's role in a fight with another corrections officer, Shelly Wisner.

The seriousness of both offenses is increased under the law because the victims of the assault were law enforcement officers.

Prosecutors are recommending a four-and-a-half year prison term. Mr. Jacobs faces a maximum of 15 years in prison when he is sentenced March 29.

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