Local escapee turns himself in

By WEEK Producer

October 14, 2012 Updated Oct 15, 2012 at 9:15 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Peoria Police say the man who escaped custody from them Saturday has turned himself in.

Officials says 20-year-old Courtney Trapps turned himself in at the Peoria Police Department front desk around 11:30 p.m. Saturday night.

Trapps had escaped from police custody earlier in the day while he was being transported to a patty wagon.

Police say Trapps managed to roll down a window and open the vehicle door from the outside before fleeing on foot.

Trapps now faces the charges of his warrant and a new escape charge.

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