Richard Garrett allegedly tried to kill a police officer after escaping from custody and stealing a car. He was among dozens indicted by a Carroll grand jury on Monday.
By Christopher Brooke, Reporter
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 5:00 am (Updated: June 19, 5:00 am)
HILLSVILLE — A suspect who led Carroll deputies on a 30-minute chase after trying to escape from a circuit court hearing had nine indictments issued against him when the grand jury met Monday.
Richard Wilson Garrett, then 36, formerly of Gladesboro Road, had been in court that day in March 2012 on breaking and entering and larceny charges.
At about 9:30 a.m., while a deputy was moving several prisoners from the lockup to take to circuit court, Garrett allegedly escaped out of the sally port.
After securing the remaining prisoners, the deputy chased Garrett.
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