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Escaped Prisoner Who Stabbed Deputy Captured

September 10, 2013  | 

Screenshot via WXYZ.
Screenshot via WXYZ.
Authorities have captured a prisoner who stabbed a Wayne County (Mich.) Sheriff's deputy in a brazen escape Monday from the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice.

By 10 p.m. Monday, 25-year-old Abraham Pearson was back in custody and scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on more than 10 additional charges including assault with intent to murder, unlawful imprisonment, and impersonating a peace officer to commit a crime, reports the Detroit News.

Pearson's escape came Monday morning, as Deputy Harrison Tolliver was placing him in a holding cell. Pearson repeatedly stabbed the deputy with a plastic comb shaved into a shank.

Pearson took the deputy's uniform and carjacked a woman's gray Plymouth Voyager minivan at 8:20 a.m. He later abandoned that vehicle.

Federal, state, and local law enforcement launched a sweeping manhunt for Pearson, who was arrested with the help of a tipster who called to report a man matching his description flagging down cars near Interstate 94 and Mt. Elliott.

The wounded deputy was released from the hospital on Monday and is expected to fully recover.

Tags: Wayne County (Mich.) Sheriff, Manhunts, Assaults on Officers, Carjacking


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Capt. Crunch @ 9/10/2013 8:33 PM

I'm, glad the officer will be ok and that the POS is caught and I think the good citizen should get a commendation for helping the police catch this POS.

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