TAMPA - A violent prisoner who was taken to the Orient Road Jail for booking managed to get out of his handcuffs, unlock a patrol car door and escape for a short time on Friday before a K9 caught up with him, police say. The escape was captured on video.
A TPD officer was approaching the jail when the suspect, Tevin Young, 21, started complaining that he was ill and overheated.
The officer rolled down the back window about a quarter of the way. Young was able to get his left hand out of his handcuffs, reach over the top of the window and unlock the door from the outside, according to TPD.
He fled west on foot. Officers established a perimeter. A K9 officer tracked down Young and bit him. He was taken to Tampa General for treatment and clearance.
Prior to the escape attempt, Young violently resisted two TPD officers during his arrest. One of the officers fired her stun gun, but Young was able to pull out the wires and tried to grab the device.
The officers were able to wrestle him to the ground until backup arrived.
Police say when he was arrested, Young had methamphetamine, psilocybin mushrooms, cocaine, marijuana and a gun in his possession.
A third officer transported Young to the jail, where he attempted to escape.
Young faces a long list of charges including resisting arrest, battery, carrying a concealed firearm, drug possession, escape and violation of probation.
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