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Man escapes deputies, arrested 2 hours later, 50 yards away

July 23, 2013 at 1:53 PM   |   Comments

HOUSTON, July 23 (UPI) -- Authorities in Houston said a man who fled from deputies at the county jail was captured 2 hours later about 50 yards from the jail.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office said Johnathan Richmond, 29, who had been arrested on a larceny warrant under the alias Timothy Sonnier, 31, was in handcuffs when he broke free from deputies and fled while he was being processed at the county jail around 5 p.m. Monday, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Deputies said Richmond was found at 7:15 p.m. in the heavy undergrowth along the south bank of the Buffalo Bayou, only about 50 yards from the jail.

Richmond seemed dazed but uninjured when he was captured, deputies said.

"I think he knew it was over," Harris County Sheriff's Lt. Tommy Shelton said.

The sheriff's office said Sonnier, who was also wanted on aggravated robbery and injury to a child charges, is also facing a count of felony escape.

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