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2 inmates charged with attempted murder after attack on Montana jail guards
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2 inmates charged with attempted murder after attack on Montana jail guards

2024-06-26 02:09 Last Updated At:02:10

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Two Montana inmates were charged with attempted murder Tuesday after allegedly using makeshift weapons to attack corrections officers in a county jail, sending one of the officers to the hospital with stab wounds to the head.

The two inmates pleaded not guilty during court appearances via video from the Yellowstone County jail.

The two officers were targeted in an unprovoked attack Saturday night, Sheriff Mike Linder said. The attack was captured on security cameras but Linder declined to release the footage.

At Tuesday's hearing, prosecutor Hojae Chung with the Yellowstone County Attorney's Office said one of the inmates used a makeshift knife to repeatedly stab one of the officers in the back of the head, causing serious bleeding. That officer was treated at a hospital and released later that night and is expected to make a full recovery, the sheriff said.

Judge Bradley Kneeland set bond on Tuesday at $1 million for Myron Scott Goes Ahead, 20, and $500,000 for Ashtin Zant Glen, 18. The two inmates face additional weapons charges. They could be sentenced to up to life in prison if convicted on attempted murder

Goes Ahead was being held in jail while awaiting trial on two murder charges stemming from a shooting last year in Billings that killed a man, who then fell on a boy who also died. Goes Ahead and another person were accused of stealing ammunition from a sporting goods store and then firing a spray of bullets into the house with the victims. The boy, who was almost 1 year old, suffocated after the man who had been carrying him was shot and fell on top of him, authorities said.

Glen was being held on charges including attempted murder. Authorities said he's accused of shooting and wounding a man during a gunfight last year and later firing at deputies as he fled from the scene.

Myron Scott Goes Ahead, left, is seen on a video monitor during a court appearance with his public defender, Tuesday, June 25, 2024, in Billings, Mont. Goes Ahead and Ashtin Glen, both inmates at the Yellowstone County jail, pleaded not guilty to attempted murder after they allegedly attacked officers with makeshift weapons, sending one to the hospital. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

Myron Scott Goes Ahead, left, is seen on a video monitor during a court appearance with his public defender, Tuesday, June 25, 2024, in Billings, Mont. Goes Ahead and Ashtin Glen, both inmates at the Yellowstone County jail, pleaded not guilty to attempted murder after they allegedly attacked officers with makeshift weapons, sending one to the hospital. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Luis Suárez still has a knack for big plays.

The 37-year-old Suárez, Uruguay’s career scoring leader, tied the score two minutes into second-half stoppage time, and Uruguay beat Canada 4-3 on penalty kicks after a 2-2 draw on Saturday night to finish third in the Copa America.

Uruguay goalkeeper Sergio Rochet saved Ismaël Koné’s weak penalty kick after the shooter's stutter step on Canada’s third attempt, and Alphonso Davies put Canada’s fifth and final kick off the crossbar.

Federico Valverde, Rodrigo Bentancur, Giorgian de Arrascaeta and Suárez converted Uruguay’s attempts past goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair while Jonathan David, Moïse Bombito and Mathieu Choinière made their kicks for Canada, which went first in the shootout.

“Uruguay is one of the three best teams of this tournament and taking into consideration that the tournament included Central, North and South America, and we finished third, allows us to be optimistic,” Uruguay coach Marcelo Bielsa said through an interpreter.

But Bielsa clearly wasn't happy with his team's effort, and added that he may have misjudged how tired his team was after playing on just two days rest.

“The draw was barely deserved,” Bielsa said.

Bielsa praised Suárez's "physical skills and mental aptitude" after the match following his 69th international goal on a quick attack following a centering pass from José María Giménez.

“It is very well known what he has done throughout his career and having shared this time with him, I believe he is a top-notch player and a great teammate,” Bielsa said of Suárez.

Canada, which hired American Jesse Marsch as coach in May, will consider the tournament one of its best performances since winning the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The Canadians reached the World Cup for the second time in 2022, the first since 1986.

Canada made six changes for its starting semifinal lineup and Uruguay made two. Davies, Canada’s top player, entered in the 62nd minute after leaving the semifinal with a leg injury.

Marsch said his players made a “statement” and are well ahead of where he thought they'd be at this time.

“The players are disappointed in the way that we gave the match away,” Marsch said. “But I was very positive with them. We have been together for about six weeks and to play against one of the best teams in the world and dominate the match — we were too much for them for most of the match — is pretty good.”

He said his team simply gave the ball away too often in the final minutes.

“We should have be able to shut that game down,” Marsch said. “But that savviness of how to handle those situations, we need to develop that — and we will.”

Bentancur put Uruguay ahead in the eighth minute but Canada built a 2-1 lead on goals by Koné in the 22nd and David in the 80th.

St. Clair was given an unusual yellow card as Rochet was preparing for Bombito’s penalty kick, possibly for trying to distract the goalkeeper.

The game was played on the same field where Uruguay players entered the stands and fought with Colombia fans following a 1-0 semifinal loss on Wednesday night.

This game was much more subdued than the heated semifinal, with an announced attendance of 24,386, compared to more than 70,000 — the overwhelming majority rooting for Colombia — on Wednesday night.

Defending champion Argentina and Lionel Messi play Colombia for the title on Sunday night at Miami Gardens, Florida. Argentina and Uruguay are tied for the most Copa titles with 15 each.

Uruguay took the lead when Sebastián Cáceres headed a corner kick to Bentancur, who took a touch and spun as Luc de Fougerolles reacted slowly, then kicked the ball over St. Clair for his third international goal and his second of the tournament.

Canada tied the score 14 minutes later when Bombito won a header duel with Giménez and the ball popped up toward goal, and Koné‘s bicycle kick went over Rochet for his third international goal.

Facundo Pellistri slid the ball past St. Clair in the 23rd minute but was ruled offside.

Canada went ahead when Rochet parried Koné’s initial shot and the rebound went to David, who tucked a right-foot shot shot just inside a post for his 28th international goal. David had entered in the 67th minute.

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Uruguay's goalkeeper Sergio Rochet stops a penalty shot by Canada's Ismael Kone during a penalty shootout at the Copa America third place soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

Uruguay's goalkeeper Sergio Rochet stops a penalty shot by Canada's Ismael Kone during a penalty shootout at the Copa America third place soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

Canada's Ismael Kone, right. celebrates after scoring his side's first goal against Uruguay during the Copa America third place soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

Canada's Ismael Kone, right. celebrates after scoring his side's first goal against Uruguay during the Copa America third place soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

Canada's goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair makes a save during the Copa America third place soccer match against Uruguay in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

Canada's goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair makes a save during the Copa America third place soccer match against Uruguay in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

Canada's goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair catches the ball challenged by Uruguay's Cristian Olivera during the Copa America third place soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

Canada's goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair catches the ball challenged by Uruguay's Cristian Olivera during the Copa America third place soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

Canada's Alphonso Davies grimaces in pain during a Copa America semifinal soccer match against Argentina in East Rutherford, N.J., Tuesday, July 9, 2024. (AP Photo/Pamela Smith)

Canada's Alphonso Davies grimaces in pain during a Copa America semifinal soccer match against Argentina in East Rutherford, N.J., Tuesday, July 9, 2024. (AP Photo/Pamela Smith)

Uruguay players pose with their medals after beating Canada in a penalty shootout during the Copa America third place soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Uruguay players pose with their medals after beating Canada in a penalty shootout during the Copa America third place soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Uruguay's Maximiliano Araujo waves to fans after beating Canada in a penalty shootout during the Copa America third place soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Uruguay's Maximiliano Araujo waves to fans after beating Canada in a penalty shootout during the Copa America third place soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Canada's goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair blocks a goal attempt by Uruguay's Luis Suarez during the Copa America third place soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

Canada's goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair blocks a goal attempt by Uruguay's Luis Suarez during the Copa America third place soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring his side's 2nd goal against Canada during the Copa America third place soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring his side's 2nd goal against Canada during the Copa America third place soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

Uruguay's Rodrigo Bentancur, left, and Canada's Theo Bair fight for the ball during the Copa America third place soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Uruguay's Rodrigo Bentancur, left, and Canada's Theo Bair fight for the ball during the Copa America third place soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring his side's 2nd goal against Canada during the Copa America third place soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring his side's 2nd goal against Canada during the Copa America third place soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

Uruguay's Luis Suarez (9), and teammates celebrate after defeating Canada in a penalty shootout during the Copa America third place soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

Uruguay's Luis Suarez (9), and teammates celebrate after defeating Canada in a penalty shootout during the Copa America third place soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

Uruguay players celebrate after defeating Canada in a penalty shootout during the Copa America third place soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Uruguay players celebrate after defeating Canada in a penalty shootout during the Copa America third place soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring in a penalty shootout during the Copa America third place soccer match against Canada in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring in a penalty shootout during the Copa America third place soccer match against Canada in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

Uruguay's Luis Suarez, right, and goalkeeper Sergio Rochet celebrate after defeating Canada in a penalty shootout during the Copa America third place soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Uruguay's Luis Suarez, right, and goalkeeper Sergio Rochet celebrate after defeating Canada in a penalty shootout during the Copa America third place soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Uruguay's goalkeeper Sergio Rochet celebrates with teammates after defeating Canada in a penalty shootout during the Copa America third place soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

Uruguay's goalkeeper Sergio Rochet celebrates with teammates after defeating Canada in a penalty shootout during the Copa America third place soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

Uruguay's Luis Suarez scores in a penalty shootout against Canada during the Copa America third place soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Uruguay's Luis Suarez scores in a penalty shootout against Canada during the Copa America third place soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Players of Uruguay celebrate after defeating Canada in a penalty shootout during the Copa America third place soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

Players of Uruguay celebrate after defeating Canada in a penalty shootout during the Copa America third place soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

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