Suspect Back In Court After Brief Escape From Courthouse


UPDATED: Thursday August 29, 2013 11:21 AM

A man who made a brief escape from police on Wednesday was to return to the courtroom on Thursday.

Jack Owen Smith got away from authorities at the Franklin County Courthouse.

He was handcuffed to a bar when he forced his hand from the cuff, took off his inmate shirt and fled from the building.

Smith was caught a few minutes later in the area of South High Street and Livingston Avenue.

Officials have now added escape charges to the theft charge that he was already facing.

A judge set Smith's bond at $250,000.

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