News Release For Immediate Release Date: 10/30/18 Subject: Inmate Injures Sheriff’s Department Matron During Escape On Tuesday, October 30th, at 9:04 a.m., a Franklin County Security Center inmate managed to escape while being transported from the courthouse to the Security Center. The inmate, Jennifer Lynn Broering, age 42 of Laurel, was in court for her initial hearing on charges of Maintaining a Common Nuisance as a level 6 felony and Possession of Marijuana as a class B misdemeanor. As Broering was being escorted back to the Security Center, she attempted to pull away from the jail’s Matron. During the ensuing struggle, the Matron was knocked to the pavement where she sustained serious injuries. Broering then fled on foot. Law Enforcement agencies from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Brookville Police Department, and Indiana State Police set up a perimeter while a K-9 from the Indiana State Police was deployed. Within minutes of deployment, Broering was apprehended in an abandoned wooden shed where she had been hiding. Franklin County Sheriff Ken Murphy stated, “This was a great team effort by all three agencies in making the quick apprehension. We would also like to wish a speedy recovery to our Matron.” The injured employee was taken by Sheriff’s vehicle to Margaret Mary Health Center in Brookville for treatment of her injuries. Broering was transported by Brookville E.M.S. #2, to Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville, for treatment of injuries resulting from the K-9 apprehension. A local school was placed on Lockout for a short time as a precaution while officers searched for Broering. In total, from the time officers were notified of the escape to the time Broering was apprehended was 34 minutes. Broering faces additional charges of: 1. Aggravated Battery, a level 3 felony. 2. Escape Resulting in Bodily Injury, a level 4 felony. 3. Battery on Law Enforcement, a level 5 felony. 4. Resisting Law Enforcement, a level 6 felony. If convicted of the new charges, Broering could face up to 16 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. Broering is presumed innocent on both the new charges as well was the previous charges, unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. The incident was investigated by Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Geiser. He was assisted by officers from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Brookville Police Department, Indiana State Police, Brookville E.M.S. #2, and Responder 24.