Jail Inmate Who Escaped From Transport Van Turns Himself In

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    Jamal Haskins.

    A jail inmate who escaped from a transport van Friday in Gary turned himself in Saturday afternoon, officials said.

    A Gary Police spokesperson confirmed that Jamal Haskins turned himself in around noon Saturday.

    It happened at about 1:30 p.m. outside the Gary City Court.

    Haskins, 21, had just appeared in court where a judge sentenced him to a year in the Lake County Jail after he had not followed through with attending meetings at a local behavioral healthcare center.

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    Authorities say Haskins kicked one officer in the leg and pushed the other one down, and fled in an unknown direction.

    The two officers were transported to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries.