Man Who Escaped Jail In 2010 Is Back In Jail For Evading Arrest

A man who escaped from the Sprague Jail Annex in 2010, is back in jail, for evading arrest.

25-year-old James McClendon was arrested yesterday morning.
A police officer said he saw a car with expired registration on Sandy Hill and pulled it over.

He said a white male with a shaved head stepped out and looked at the officer then turned and ran inside a home.

Backup was called and the officer knocked on the door and a woman came out.
The officer yelled at the suspect that the woman would be arrested for harboring a fugitive if he did not come out, and the suspect came out. He was arrested for evading. Police say he told them he ran because he had a warrant.

In 2011, McClendon pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 5 years in prison for escape.
He also pleaded to a crime committed before the escape-- engaging in organized criminal activity--burglary of a vehicle.

McClendon and three other inmates escaped from the jail on august 19th of 2010.
He and two other inmates were captured at a Clay County residence a few hours later.

The fourth inmate was captured in Wichita Falls.


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