After being told to serve 14 days in the county jail, a Winchester man decided to run from district court Tuesday.
Taylor Fitzpatrick, 23, of 501 Atrium Place, was in court before District Judge Charles Hardin for drug court violations, according to court officials. When Hardin ordered Fitzpatrick to serve 14 days in jail, he decided to run rather than sit with the other prisoners in the jury box, Clark County Sheriff Berl Perdue Jr. said.
Bailiffs, deputies and officers joined in the foot pursuit and recaptured Fitzpatrick near Main Street, Perdue said. He was charged with third-degree escape, Perdue said.
Fitzpatrick was originally charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument but was accepted to drug court. Fitzpatrick was in court Tuesday because he had not reported for the orientation program, according to court officials.
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