MSP: Man Escaped Custody at Courthouse, Tracked Down by K-9

State police say a man escaped custody while at the Alcona County Courthouse.

They say Mason Stafford was awaiting drug court when he ran from the courthouse.

A trooper and K-9 tracked him through the woods.

They found him hiding under a downed tree about a mile away.

State police say Stafford waived his rights and pleaded guilty to escaping from police.

He is now in the Alcona County jail and will be sentenced in two weeks.