FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – It was a very brief taste of freedom for an inmate who made an early morning escape from the Tarrant County Jail on December 1.
It was around 3:45 a.m. when deputies were called to an escape from the Lon Evans Correction Center at 600 West Weatherford Street in Fort Worth.
Officials believe the 39-year-old male inmate, Jeremiah Stevenson, used a fire extinguisher to break a window on the 5th floor, and then used a fire hose to lower himself from the building and make his escape.
That ‘freedom’ lasted for about 15 minutes, because a Tarrant County patrol sergeant found the man at 4:00 a.m. The inmate sustained some non-life threatening injuries during the escape and was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital to be treated.
The man had previously been charged with Aggravated Robbery, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Evading Arrest or Detention and Indecent Exposure — now he’ll be facing even more charges related to the escape.
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