Prisoner Turns Himself in Hours After Daring Escape
USA — July 9, 2018
A strange incident occurred this week in Jackson County. A Common Pleas Court spokeswoman informed that one Mr. Boyd was arrested by the court's Adult Parole Authority officers for a parole violation, as he came into the courthouse for his hearing. Boyd was then handcuffed and considered to be in custody by the order of Judge Christopher Regan, who sentenced him to a prison term of 12 months.
In execution of the Judge's sentence, Boyd and other prisoners were then taken by Jackson County Sheriff's Office corrections officers to the nearby Jackson County Correctional Facility (JCCF). Since Boyd had just been arrested after the court proceedings were completed, he was handcuffed, but not shackled like the other inmates, and took off running while the prisoners were being escorted to JCCF.
Law enforcement officers from several agencies issued an immediate search of the area. They tracked Boyd to the area along Salt Lick Creek just north of the courthouse. However Boyd was not located, and at 6:47 p.m. the sheriff's office put out a message alerting the public that Boyd had escaped custody, asking anyone who comes in contact with him to report his whereabouts. The messaged described Boyd's appearance, and to report any possible information on the subject at large.
At around 4:30 a.m. the next day, Boyd showed up at the sheriff's office of his own accord, still shackled in handcuffs.
No explanation was given to clarify Boyd’s motivation for turning himself in. His actions appear to be totally senseless. He fled to nowhere, spent several hours without trying to uncuff himself and then returned to prison. Officials stated that in addition to his previous conviction Boyd could also face attempted escape charges.