CHESTERFIELD COUNTY Va. -- One inmate charged in a violent escape from Bon Air Juvenile Correction Center faced a judge for a preliminary hearing Friday.
A judge certified three charges for Rashad Williams, 18, relating to the July 13 escape.
The other inmate charged in that escape, 20-year-old Jabar Taylor, was not present at the hearing.
The charges certified and set to go before a Grand Jury for Williams included felony assault on a prison employee, escape of jail by force, and prisoner possessing a cell phone.
Taylor's preliminary hearing was continued to November 20, since he had not yet been transported from the Rappahannock Regional Jail.
Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice officials said Williams and Taylor used a type of cord to choke a security guard, then swiped his keys to make their escape. Investigators allege the men then escaped through a pre-cut hole in the security fencing.
The department said it appeared the men got into a waiting car and drove away from the jail. They were captured in late July at a hotel in Michigan and brought back to Virginia.