Two individuals charged with escaping custody
Two individuals who allegedly escaped custody in different cases appeared on Friday in Mower County District Court.
Logan Carlyle Cox, 22, of Austin was charged with felony escape from custody, felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and misdemeanor driving after revocation.
According to the court complaint, law enforcement was alerted that Cox, a Mower County Jail inmate, had escaped from a sentence to serve (STS) work crew Wednesday afternoon.
Officers and deputies began searching for Cox and were told by a witness that he had been seen running through the backyard of a southeast Austin residence and had left the area in a Cadillac heading south on Fourth Street Southeast.
Law enforcement spotted the suspect vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and began pursuing it throughout the southeast, but were forced to pull back due to the reckless speed. The vehicle was located stopped in the 400 block of 15th Street Southeast. Officers searched the area and saw Cox run between houses in the 200 block of 12th Street Southeast. A witness reported seeing Cox go into one of the houses. Officers then surrounded the residence and took Cox into custody.
Cox told police he ran from the STS crew because he saw his girlfriend with another man and got upset.
A review of Cox’s criminal record shows prior convictions for fleeing a peace officer, theft and drug possession
Cox will appear in court again on July 15.
Angel Manuel Delgado, 33, of Minneapolis was charged with felony escape from custody on a felony charge and misdemeanor fleeing an officer-not in a motor vehicle. He pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge.
According to the court complaint, Delgado requested a furlough from the Mower County Court to attend chemical dependency treatment on Dec. 21. The court granted the furlough and released him on Jan. 11 from the Mower County Jail, where he was awaiting trial for various felony charges, to RS Eden residential treatment center on the condition that he return to jail when he was discharged or left treatment.
On March 26, Delgado was unsuccessfully discharged from RS Eden due to threatening and aggressive behavior as well as taking another patient’s medication. He did not return to the Mower County Jail and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
According to the Austin PD K9 unit Facebook page, the APD K9 unit was called in to assist in locating Delgado after he fled officers on foot Thursday morning. The canine tracked the scent and Delgado was located in a garage and arrested.
A review of Delgado’s criminal record shows prior convictions for domestic assault, failure to register as a predatory offender and burglary. He is awaiting trial on charges of failing to register as a predatory offender, violent felon in possession of a firearm, terroristic threats, fifth-degree drug possession and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, all felonies.
Delgado will appear in court again on July 19.
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