Man Flees Courthouse in Chains

A Jackson man who fled from the county courthouse after his arraignment Wednesday afternoon was caught a block away. 25-year-old Brandon Watley-Glaspie was being arraigned on one count each of larceny from a motor vehicle and retaining an item without consent. He was also being sentenced for failing to do court-ordered community service for an unrelated misdemeanor. After his hearing Glaspie ran from the courtroom still wearing handcuffs secured to a chain around his waist. According to Court Administrator Tammy Bates, courthouse security attempted to use a stun gun on Glaspie as he fled the building, but only one of the gun’s two electrical prongs hit him as he rushed outside. Glaspie was detained and lodged in the Jackson County Jail awaiting new charges on the escape attempt which is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.