- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A Mandan man shot by Bismarck police in January has pleaded not guilty to an escape charge that authorities say was filed after he tried to leave the hospital where he was detained for treatment after the shooting.

The Bismarck Tribune (https://bit.ly/1VtGHNz ) reports Travis Clark Jr. on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to escape and unlawful entry into a vehicle.

Clark was shot by two Bismarck police officers on Jan. 31 after authorities say he ignored the officers’ commands and reached for what officers believed was a weapon.

Authorities allege that while Clark was in the hospital on Feb. 7, he overpowered a private security officer, ran from the hospital and entered a vehicle. He later left the vehicle without incident and was returned to custody.

Clark was sentenced in March to five years in prison on several charges, including burglary.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com


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