Man who escaped from Bessemer jail present in trash can in Atlanta

Physique digicam footage of Tyree Chapman being arrested after being present in a rubbish can in Atlanta. (Courtesy Atlanta Police Division)

BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) — A person who escaped from the Bessemer Metropolis Jail earlier this month was caught in a trash can in Atlanta and arrested final week.

Tyree Chapman, 22, of Detroit, escaped from Bessemer custody on Jan. 12 after being arrested on a number of misdemeanor expenses.

On Jan. 17, officers with the Atlanta Police Division obtained info {that a} stolen Infiniti Q50 had been seen close to the Boulevard Lotto and Grocery on Boulevard NE. Utilizing a helicopter, police noticed the automotive within the parking zone of a close-by Chevron, with Chapman subsequently getting within the automotive and leaving.

As police tried to cease the automotive, Chapman allegedly fled to a comfort retailer on Glenn Road SW, the place he left the automotive and fled the scene on foot.

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“Phoenix 1 noticed the suspect run by a residential space the place he tried to hide himself inside a rubbish can,” a launch from the APD state. “That info was relayed to officers on the bottom who finally positioned the suspect inside the rubbish can and positioned him into custody. With the help of the Okay-9 Unit, officers have been additionally capable of get well a handgun that the suspect had tried to cover inside one other rubbish can.”

Throughout his arrest, Chapman advised officers that he had beforehand escaped from the Bessemer Jail. Chapman was charged with driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, fleeing or making an attempt to elude a police officer, possession of a firearm throughout the fee of a felony and theft by receiving stolen property.

Following his arrest, Chapman’s girlfriend requested a decide put a safety order towards him. She listed thrice between Aug. 31 and Dec. 29 the place she claimed that Chapman abused her, starting from slapping and choking her to, in a single incident, allegedly pulling a gun on her.

Chapman is being held on the Fulton County Jail in Georgia and is about to be taken again to Bessemer on his earlier expenses.

The circumstances surrounding Chapman’s jail escape are being investigated.


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