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POLICE: man charged with stabbing woman fails to escape from jail

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a man accused of savagely attacking a woman near downtown Louisville last month tried to escape from Metro Corrections Tuesday evening. 

According to court documents, Frederick Sheckles tried to escape by tearing out the metal ceiling vent in an attorney booth. Corrections officers say Sheckles tore the vent "into several sharpened objects, making them deadly weapons."

As Sheckles was being escorted back to his cell, he allegedly told officers: "I will put a hit on you. I'm here for murder, I'm gonna get out of here or stick one of y'all trying."

Sheckles was arrested Aug. 28 after police say he brutally attacked a woman with a knife, attempting to rape, sodomize and murder her. It happened at the woman's residence near the intersection of E. Broadway and Rubel Avenue.

The victim's family told WDRB she suffered 14 stab wounds and has been in and out of surgery. 

In addition to being charged with attempted murder, attempted rape, and attempted sodomy, Sheckles is now charged with escape, terroristic threatening, criminal mischief, and promoting contraband. 

He is being held on a $1 million cash bond. 


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