An accused murderer was taken back into custody by police after he escaped while wearing just one shoe and handcuffs clasped to a wrist seven weeks earlier, Washington, D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department said Thursday. Christopher Haynes, 30, complained of ankle pain from a previous injury when he was arrested Sept. 6 in Manassas, Virginia, for allegedly fatally shooting Brent Hayward, 33, Aug. 12, per a department press release. Officers reportedly took him to a hospital near George Washington University, and the man "physically assaulted an officer" and bolted when one of the officers unclasped one of his handcuffs to lock him to a gurney, police said. TRESPASSER ARRESTED TWICE AT RFK JR'S HOME IN SAME DAY "Both officers chased Haynes but were unable to catch him," the Metropolitan Police Department wrote in a release. The department released footage of Haynes after his escape in which he is seen creeping through a backyard in socks and jumping a fence. MURDER SUSPECT CLAIMS ANKLE INJURY THEN OUTRUNS COPS IN ONE SHOW AS ESCAPEE EVADES MANHUNT For hours after his escape, George Washington University students were ordered to shelter in place, Fox News Digital previously reported. Haynes was recaptured at an apartment in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Thursday, nearly two months after his escape. MINNESOTA GUN OWNER CHARGED AFTER GIRLFRIEND'S SON, 4, FATALLY SHOOTS YOUNGER BROTHER He made an attempt to run, the U.S. Marshals Office told Fox 5, but surrendered once he saw the huge presence surrounding him. Fox News Digital was unable to reach Metropolitan Police for further details, but the department applauded "members of the community who assisted in providing information" that led police to his location. Hayward's family was alerted to the accused killer's capture Thursday, per Fox 5. WE ARE LIKELY DEALING WITH A 'SPREE KILLER' IN MAINE CASE: TED WILLIAMS "I just started crying. … It was just like a big weight off my shoulders," Hayward's mother, Sheila Jackson, told Fox 5. "I have a lot more confidence in our government, police force, detectives. I just have a lot more confidence in our world." Members of the U.S. Marshals Service Task Force joined D.C. police in their search, and the FBI offered a $10,000 reward, which was later tripled, for information leading to Haynes' capture. It is unclear whether anyone will receive that reward money. Haynes had a history of assaulting law enforcement officers, Fox 5 reported. In September 2020, he was accused of attempting to hit three Prince William County officers with his car. He pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted malicious wounding on law enforcement officers and served seven months of a two-year sentence followed by two years probation.
28 Ekim 2023 - 01:20
Murder suspect who escaped DC hospital captured after seven weeks on the run
Accused killer Christopher Haynes was recaptured after nearly two months on the run. He escaped D.C. police with one wrist in a handcuff and a missing shoe last month.
28 Ekim 2023 - 01:20