Man recaptured after escaping Memphis courtroom

James Taylor

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man slipped out of handcuffs and ran from a courtroom at 201 Poplar on Thursday, but was captured about two hours later, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said.

James Taylor,42, is now facing an escape charge.

The sheriff’s office said he escaped around 10 a.m. but was stopped and arrested around Jackson and Warford.

Taylor was in Shelby County Court on charges of robbery, aggravated stalking and violating bail conditions.

According to the police report from that incident, a woman said she was coming out of her home when Taylor jumped out of the trunk of her car and attempted to grab her by throwing his arms around her. The victim screamed, sending Taylor fleeing from the scene with her purse in tow.

Prior to the incident, Taylor had reportedly been ordered to stay away from the woman after there was some sort of domestic violence situation.

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