Prisoner Caught After Escaping Custody
KSAL Staff - Fri 06:07 PM 01/18/2013
A prisoner is captured Friday afternoon afternoon escaping from custody.
According to the Saline County Sheriff's Office, on Thursday afternoon 21-year-old Michael D. Georag was arrested on 5 outstanding warrants, 3 municipal court and 2 district court. As he was being removed from the house he broke away from deputies and tried to escape. At the time he was in handcuffs and as he ran he lost his balance causing him to fall and slide into a power pole behind the house. He was checked by medics and taken to Salina Regional Hospital where he was admitted for observation because he was under the influence of multiple drugs. He was under arrest at the time so an armed guard was placed on him overnight at the hospital.
At approximately 12:45pm on Friday he was being released from the hospital to custody of the Sheriff’s Office. When the transport officers attempted to place him in the transport vehicle he broke free and escaped from the officers. A manhunt was immediately started and at approximately 2:15 he was apprehended hiding in the attic of 327 S. 5th.
Georage now faces charges that include the 5 warrants that were served on Thursday and Interference w/Law Enforcement Officer a felony from the Thursday incident and Aggravated Escape from Custody, a felony as a result of the escape from the officers at the hospital.
This incident has prompted the sheriff's office to look at the way officers handle certain kinds of prisoners and will result in changes.