Handcuffed man flees from custody in Greenwood

“We believe he may have stolen a car to get out of the area”
Published: Jan. 16, 2023 at 3:31 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 16, 2023 at 3:40 PM CST
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GREENWOOD, La. (KSLA) — Greenwood police are looking for a man who escaped while wearing handcuffs sometime the morning of Monday, Jan. 16.

“We believe he may have stolen a car to get out of the area,” they say in a Facebook post at 4:30 p.m. that accompanied his photo. “If you know his true identity, please let us know.”

The man last was seen running west on Tanya Drive near Phillips Street, according to a post at 12:54 p.m. on the Police Department’s Facebook page.

This is off the Kimberly Road area in the Greenwood Hills area south of Interstate 20.

He was wearing a blue hoodie or sweatshirt and blue jeans. The man is wanted on a charge of unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling on Beebe Drive.

Authorities urge you to call 911 if you see him.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.