Inmate Who Stabbed Detroit Cop Recaptured

Carjacker faces 11 new charges
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 10, 2013 12:03 AM CDT
Police officers search an abandoned building in Detroit after yesterday's escape.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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(Newser) – A Detroit inmate who stabbed a deputy in the neck with a comb and stole his uniform has been recaptured after a day-long manhunt. Abraham Pearson, who uses the alias Derreck White, escaped from the courthouse just before he was due to receive a 15-year sentence for carjacking and he forced a woman out of her van as he made his escape, reports the Detroit Free Press. He took off running after crashing the minivan into another vehicle and was captured late last night after police received a tip about a man walking along a freeway. Pearson was taken into custody after a short chase and tried to escape again but failed.

Pearson will now face 11 additional charges relating to his escape, and "he's looking at a considerable amount of time," the sheriff tells the AP. The stabbed deputy, a 63-year-old man who joined the sheriff's department after retiring as a Detroit police officer last December, suffered non-life-threatening injuries from the sharpened comb. The sheriff says he would prefer to have more than one officer at a time escorting inmates, but the county can't afford it. (Read more Detroit stories.)

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