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Teen To Spend Adult Life Behind Bars

Last updated on Tuesday, March 1, 2011

(VERNON, IN) - A Jennings County teen will spend most of his adult life behind bars for trying to break out.

Circuit Court Judge Jon Webster sentenced 18-year-old James A. Smith to 76 years in prison with 12 years suspended.

Smith was convicted of attempted murder, kidnapping and battery on a corrections officer.

In October 2009, Smith tried to break out of the Jennings County jail, stabbing two prison guards in the process.

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