Midland Man Makes Brief Escape From Transport Van

The Midland County Sheriff says a man made a brief escape on his way from Isabella County to the Midland County Jail.

The man was able to out-smart a locking mechanism in the transport van and escape out the back when they were stopped at the intersection of eastbound US-10 and Bay City roads.

He then was seen heading north.

A man who received a text alert about the escape went to look for him. He found the suspect still handcuffed, hiding under the US-10 overpass. 

Officers arrived minutes later.

The unnamed suspect was being taken back to Midland County for felonious assault and failure to register as a sex offender.