COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– A teen who attacked a key witness in an upcoming murder trial is facing more charges. Quinn Scaggs allegedly assaulted another inmate in Colorado Springs this week.
Scaggs used sheets to escape from a juvenile facility in Golden in June 2019.
After his escape he allegedly kicked and pistol whipped a female employee at a Courtyard Marriott in Colorado Springs at at 2570 Tenderfoot Hill Street and forced her to hand over cash from the registers.
Court documents detail how Scaggs escaped his locked cell in the El Paso County Jail after that with a handmade weapon, a pillowcase tied to the handle of a cup, which he then used to attack a key witness in an upcoming trial. Scaggs was charged Jan. 6 in the Oct. 1, 2019 attack with assault with a deadly weapon, witness retaliation, escape and several other felonies.
That inmate, Gustavo Marquez, took a plea deal to testify against others at an upcoming murder trial.