Saturday, February 18, 2006

Sheriff takes matters into his own hands, catches escapee

After multiple escapes from Cook County Jail, sheriff Michael Sheahan has taken matters into his own hands:

Sheriff, under fire for Chicago jail escapes, recaptures latest escapee

CHICAGO (AP) - Prison breaks have become a big issue in the campaign for sheriff in Chicago. And the sheriff himself has helped catch the latest escapee.

Authorities say drug suspect Lawanda Warren walked away from a hospital when the deputy guarding her left to take a phone call. Sheriff Michael Sheahan tracked her down through relatives, who got her to tell him by phone where she was. The sheriff drove over and picked her up.

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