Escaped Wayne County inmate back in court to face new criminal charges

Published On: Dec 24 2013 06:28:25 AM EST   Updated On: Sep 11 2013 06:59:56 PM EDT

Caller says the escapee told him who he was and asked for directions, so the witness told him where to go and then called police.

The man who authorities believe is responsible for stabbing a sheriff's deputy with a shank fashioned from a plastic comb during an escape from a Detroit courthouse will be arraigned on charges related to that event on Wednesday.

Abraham Pearson, also known as Derreck White, was taken into custody Monday night following a daylong manhunt.

Sheriff Benny Napoleon said the 25-year-old Pearson attacked 63-year-old Deputy Harrison Tolliver, stole the deputy's clothes and then carjacked a minivan from a woman near the courthouse during his getaway.

Watch: Escaped prisoner: How did he pull it off?

He had been at the court to be sentenced for carjacking and armed robbery.

Pearson now faces 11 additional charges related to his violent escape. Napoleon says he is "looking at a considerable amount of time" behind bars if he's convicted on the new charges.

The new charges are:

  • Assault with intent to murder
  • Carjacking
  • Assault/resisting/obstructing causing serious impairment to a police officer
  • Assault of a prison employee
  • Unlawful imprisonment
  • Escape – from jail through violence
  • Impersonating peace officer to commit crime
  • Weapons – dangerous weapon – carrying with unlawful intent
  • Possession of weapon in jail
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Armed robbery

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Watch: Background information on escaped prisoner, deputy stabbed


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