Man charged with escape attempt: police

CKPS-Crest-259x300A 19-year-old Raleigh Township man is in police custody after an escape attempt yesterday.

At about 2:30 p.m. he was in the Chatham-Kent courts and appeared to be in medical distress. He was taken to the hospital in an ambulance and at 4:25 p.m., while in the emergency department, he slipped out of his handcuffs and attempted to flee on foot. He was quickly apprehended and returned to his bed.

At 7:30 he was discharged from the hospital, returned to police headquarters and charged with attempt to escape lawful custody. He is being held for a bail hearing.


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