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CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Officers with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and Houston Police Department are seeking for a man who fled from deputies while he was being booked into the county jail.

The man escaped from authorities near the intersection of Commerce Street and North San Jacinto Street. “He fled while wearing handcuffs around 5 p.m,” added officials.

“The arrestee, Johnathon Richmond, 29, is African-American, about 6 feet, 1 inch tall and 175 pounds. He was wearing a black shirt. Richmond fled moments after a deputy removed him from a patrol car,” stated authorities.

Richmond had been arrested in Harris County on a larceny warrant issued in Jefferson County.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts should alert officers on the scene or call 911.

***UPDATE***

Johnathon Richmond, who was once an escaped suspect was captured Monday evening.

Richmond had been on the run for a couple hours Monday evening in downtown Houston.

According to officials, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Houston police were actively looking for Richmond, who ran from deputies as they were trying to book him into the jail in downtown Houston.

Richmond was found to be hiding in brush near a bayou when he was captured.

Deputies further stated that Richmond had been apprehended in Harris County on a larceny warrant issued in Jefferson County.

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