Police Struggle To Control Prisoner

More than a dozen fast acting Lexington police officers stop a Wayne County prisoner from possibly escaping.

The prisoner was being transported Thursday to the hospital for mental evaluation by a Wayne County Sheriff's Deputy.

Police say the inmate got loose from his cuffs and chains while the cruiser was on Interstate 75.

The deputy quickly pulled over to get control of the prisoner, but that turned into a struggle, and the deputy called for help.

Within minutes, 15 Lexington police officers and others were on the scene.

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  • by hollie on Oct 20, 2008 at 09:28 AM
    i agree with "good job." a bullet would work in this situation. though honestly i think that is too humane for some of these creeps.
  • by A Location: L on Oct 17, 2008 at 10:37 PM
    SOmething tells me that he didnt get loose from the cuffs the rest of the way there nor back. I bet his wrists are still black or maybe even cut. After all if people with large wrists and small hands (usually women) wanna act smart and remove the cuffs the officer has no choice but to basically cut off the circulation to prevent you from doing it again. Good job officers.
  • by k Location: pike on Oct 17, 2008 at 08:23 AM
    Yes if he got away thre could have more people hurt because of him.
  • by good job Location: Lexington on Oct 17, 2008 at 03:54 AM
    I'm glad they were able to subdue this prisoner. Personally, two words come to mind.TASER and/or bullet. The very least a convicted criminal could do is be enough of a person to do their punishment.


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