JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A year after he escaped custody, a man finally appeared in court.
On Sept. 4, 2016, the Dunklin County Sheriff's Office contacted the Craighead County Sheriff's Office regarding possible stolen property at a home on County Road 926.
CCSO deputies went to the home and took the suspect, Tyler Maverick Irwin of Kennett, into custody and placed him into a deputy's cruiser.
After getting permission from Irwin's father, who owned the home, deputies searched it and found several of the listed stolen items.
When they went to put the items in the deputy's vehicle, they discovered that Irwin had escaped.
Car video showed Irwin break the back door panel by pulling it away from the door to get to the locking bar, the affidavit stated. He then was able to open the back door and get out.
Deputies searched the area, but could not find him.
Two days later, on Sept. 6, 2016, a Craighead County judge issued a bench warrant for Irwin's arrest.
Exactly one year later, Irwin appeared via video court before Judge Tommy Fowler who found probable cause to charge him with second-degree escape and criminal mischief.
Irwin is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash/surety bond awaiting a Sept. 27 court date in Lake City.
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