- Associated Press - Monday, May 18, 2015

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - A magistrate has given prosecutors three more days to file charges against a jail inmate who escaped custody by overpowering a sheriff’s deputy and stealing her police cruiser.

Magistrate Dan Moore on Monday granted prosecutors a 72-hour hold and set bond for 25-year-old Marcus Bramlett at $500,000.

Bramlett surrendered to police Saturday night following a five-hour standoff at a Lafayette home a day after his escape.

A probable cause affidavit released Monday alleges Bramlett struck Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Deputy Jennifer Thompson multiple times, inflicting face and jaw injuries, as she was returning him to the jail from a hospital.

The affidavit says Bramlett went for Thompson’s weapon, but she managed to pull over and exit the vehicle.

Bramlett had been arrested May 12 for allegedly battering a law enforcement officer.



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