Man who escaped cruiser back in custody

Published 09/16 2013 04:32PM

Updated 09/18 2013 11:39AM

Latest: 5:02 pm, 9/17/13, Tuesday
URBANA -- The man who police say escaped from a squad car pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday. Jordan Scribner was arrested Sunday.

But, after being handcuffed and put in the back of a cruiser, he squeezed through the window and took off. He was caught Monday night. His bond is set at $50,000.
Update: 9:45 am, 9/17/13, Tuesday
DOUGLAS COUNTY -- A man who police say escaped a squad car by squeezing through a window, is back in custody. Illinois State Police arrested Jordan Scribner, about 8 pm, Monday, near County Road 1550 North and Illinois State Route 130.

ISP received a tip Scribner had been in Champaign-Urbana and would turn himself in if Master Sergeant Rogers, a family friend, was present. When he was taken into custody in Douglas County, he was still handcuffed from the prior arrest.

Authorities say Scribner was handcuffed and placed in the back of a cruiser when the car he was riding in was pulled over for a traffic stop Sunday. He was wanted on a warrant in Champaign County. He allegedly escaped the squad car by squeezing out the window while the sheriff's deputy was questioning the driver of the car.

Scribner was transported to the Champaign County Jail Tuesday morning. The State's Attorney's Office is considering further charges.
Original: 4:32 pm, 9/16/13, Monday
CHAMPAIGN -- Authorities searched all night for a man who escaped from police custody. Police say Jordan Scribner escaped out of the window of a patrol car.

Officers had taken him into custody near 100 North and 1575 East after a routine traffic stop. Scribner was a passenger, who police found out, was wanted on a warrant.

He was handcuffed and put in the back seat of the cruiser. Somehow, authorities say, he managed to roll down the window and squeeze through it.

He ran into the cornfield. Police believe Scribner is in Champaign, but they do not consider him to be dangerous.

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