Escape Attempt Makes Late Drama In Murder Trial Of Frederick Teen

Ricky Cartnail was found guilty of 1st-degree murder and tried to run.

Frederick, Md (NS) – Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins is reacting to a dramatic event that happened in the courtroom after a trial on Wednesday.

After Ricky Cartnail, 17, of Frederick was found guilty of murdering Tykerria Dawson, 17, of Hagerstown, he tried to make an escape.

Jenkins said Cartnail flashed gang signs, tried to make a break from police, and was tackled as he tried to grab a gun from a deputy.

“We’ve had concerns during the entire trial. We’ve beefed up security within the courtroom… because this all goes back to a gang feud… that’s what the murder was all about,” said Jenkins.

He said the deputies did a phenomenal job in getting Cartnail back under control and that he deserves a large prison sentence.

“This is a choice he made to take that young girl’s life. That young lady has now lost her family, they suffer for the rest of their lives. Ricky Cartnail deserves to spend everyday of the rest of his life in prison,” Jenkins said.

Cartnail was found guilty of 1st-degree murder and will be sentenced on February 16th.

By Nate Saunders