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UPDATE: Escaped Prisoner Captured

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UPDATE 10:40p.m. - According to our media partners MLive, the man has been found and put back into custody.

They are also reporting the man's name is actually Abraham Pearson, 25. White was an alias he used.


DETROIT (AP) - Authorities say an inmate briefly took a deputy hostage, stabbed another and carjacked a motorist while escaping from a downtown Detroit courthouse.

Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon tells the Detroit Free Press that the inmate escaped Monday morning from a courtroom. Napoleon says the deputy was stabbed in the neck and was taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital for treatment.

Defense attorney James Howarth told The Associated Press that 25-year-old Derreck White has experienced hallucinations. Howarth says White wouldn't have acted this way "in his right mind" and "something is very wrong."

Detroit police Chief James Craig tells reporters at the scene that White was in custody for a court hearing related to a robbery. Craig says the man stole a minivan from a motorist near the courthouse and later abandoned that vehicle on the city's east side.

Officer searched the area near where the van was found.

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