Search for Man Who Escaped Police Cruiser

Updated 6 years ago

Police in Ellsworth spent Saturday night on a 4-hour manhunt after a man in custody escaped from a police cruiser.

It all started around 4:30 p.m., when officers were called to an apartment house on Main Street for reports of a domestic situation.

When they arrived, they found that one of the people inside, 23-year-old Kevin Wiseman, had an outstanding warrant for failure to pay fines.

Officers arrested Wiseman, handcuffed him, and put him in the back of a cruiser.

At that time, police say the incident inside the apartment intensified, so the arresting officer left Wiseman in the cruiser to back up the other officer inside.

That’s when Wiseman managed to escape.

Police say he somehow broke out of the handcuffs and kicked or pulled down a window.

Police searched the area for hours.

After talking with officers on the phone, Wiseman eventually turned himself in at the jail about four hours after he’d escaped.

Wiseman is facing escape charges and the charges from his warrant.

Police say other charges could follow if it’s determined that Wiseman damaged the cruiser or the handcuffs.


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