Suspect in handcuffs takes off , then turns himself in




A handcuffed suspect who fled police called them several hours later to turn himself in, Police Sgt. Chris Ryle said.

James J. Moore, 17, was still in handcuffs when officers arrived at his residence, Ryle said.

Moore, charged as an adult, was wanted on an auto-burglary charge. Ryle said detectives linked him to a burglary reported June 9 in the 100 block of James Drive.

Police found Moore walking Tuesday in the 12100 block of U.S. 49. An officer handcuffed him and was trying to retrieve items from the hood of his car when Moore fled, Ryle said.

“Hours later, he called us to come get him,” Ryle said.

Police retrieved Moore from his home on South Parkwood Drive just east of U.S. 49.

Justice Court Judge Gene Dedeaux had set a $5,000 bond on the burglary warrant. The judge added a $25,000 bond for a felony escape charge.

Moore was held at the Harrison County jail.

If convicted, he faces maximum penalties of seven years for auto burglary and five years for escape.

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