#parents | #teensvaping | Teen ‘pops lock’ at El Paso County jail and attacks key witness, authorities say

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (The Gazette) – A former teen fugitive jailed on suspicion of pistol-whipping three Colorado Springs hotel workers escaped from his cell and assaulted a man who is expected to serve as a key witness at an upcoming death-penalty trial, authorities say.
Quinn James Scaggs, 18, is accused of tying a jail-issued mug to a pillowcase on Oct. 1 and using it as a flail to attack fellow El Paso County jail inmate Gustavo Antonio Marquez, allegedly calling him a “snitch” as he inflicted a head wound requiring three staples to close.
Scaggs was charged Jan. 6 with assault with a deadly weapon, witness retaliation, escape and several other felonies, court records show.
Marquez, 21, is the man whose confession unraveled a gang plot and March 2017 execution-style shooting deaths of Coronado High School students Derek Greer, 15, and Natalie Cano-Partida, 16, authorities say.
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