Details released on teen accused of stabbing at dentist office

The 17-12 months-old teenager who was housed at a youth corrections heart was caught in Mountain See just after an several hours-very long manhunt May well 31.

LAKESIDE, Colo. — A teen inmate was accused of obtaining a “sharp-edged weapon” at a dentist business that he applied to stab and injure a guard various situations, then chased an office worker down a hallway just before he escaped, in accordance to a Lakeside Police Department affidavit.

Juan Ocegueda, 17, was taken into custody following an hrs-prolonged manhunt May possibly 31 in Jefferson County. He was housed at Platte Valley Youth Expert services Center in Greeley and was taken to a dental business office in Lakeside that Tuesday morning for a broken bracket on his braces, the affidavit states.

The affidavit indicated Ocegueda was arrested on suspicion of:

  • Tried initially-degree murder
  • To start with-diploma assault on a peace officer
  • Escape
  • Menacing

The guard who took Ocegueda to the dentist’s office was in plain outfits and was not armed, the affidavit says.

Ocegueda experienced on handcuffs and shackles, but the guard eliminated the handcuff on Ocegueda’s right hand so he could use the toilet.

Ocegueda was in the rest room for about 10 minutes. When he arrived out, he had a “sharp-edged weapon” about 2 to 3 inches extensive and practically quickly started to strike the guard, the affidavit suggests.

The guard informed authorities that Ocegueda tried to get his keys to take away his other handcuff and shackles, and stabbed him 4 occasions on his forearm, his abdomen and his shoulder, the document reads. When Ocegueda was unable to get the keys, he “took off,” in accordance to the affidavit.

A personnel member at the dentist’s business office told authorities that she saw Ocegueda stab and punch the guard and yelled at him to prevent, in accordance to the document. Ocegueda then chased her down a hallway with a knife pointed at her, and she escaped by way of the front doorway of the dentist’s workplace, the affidavit states.

The guard was dealt with at Lutheran Health-related Heart for injuries that have been not life-threatening.

When requested later on whether or not he checked the rest room for weapons before Ocegueda went in, the guard said they normally “do not do that,” the affidavit suggests.

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Shortly just before 2 p.m., the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Business office (JCSO) uncovered Ocegueda around West 43rd Avenue and Eaton Street, established up a perimeter, and located him hiding within a vacant garage. He was taken into custody peacefully, and no one particular else was wounded.

The Colorado Department of Human Services operates the Division of Youth Corrections. 9News questioned CDHS why Ocegueda was taken from a facility in Greeley to Lakeside for a dentist appointment and acquired the next statement: 

“Speaking in general conditions, when the Division of Youth Products and services has a youth that necessitates dental treatment that cannot be provided within just one particular of their youth facilities, they are transported to a dentist willing to supply care to youth in secure custody. Not all communities have a dental provider keen to offer expert services to youth in the Divisions treatment.”

JCSO released the below photograph of Ocegueda:

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