Jail Inmate Who Escaped From Transport Van Turns Himself In

Saturday, Nov 23, 2013  |  Updated 1:09 PM CDT
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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.

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.

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