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Inmate accused of choking officer

A 17-year-old inmate choked a York County Detention Center officer earlier this week as part of a foiled escape plan, according to a report from the York County Sheriff's Office.

Around 1:10 a.m. Sunday, an inmate stopped a 26-year-old female detention center officer as she made her rounds. The inmate, who was identified as Michael Boyd Edwards, formerly of York, wanted to know to whom he should talk about information he had on another inmate he said was being framed.

When the officer said she didn't know, Edwards then asked if he could get some water, according to police reports.

The officer told Edwards to "make it quick" before continuing her rounds upstairs. As she continued her rounds, the officer heard footsteps behind her. She told authorities Edwards approached her from the rear, grabbed her by the neck, put her in a choke hold with both arms and tried to drag her to the ground, according to the report.

Other inmates saw the assault and helped pulled Edwards off the officer. The report notes Edwards told officials he assaulted the officer to gain keys escape from jail.

Edwards remained in custody Thursday at the detention center.

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