Carbondale man facing more charges after attempted escape from courthouse

Carbondale man facing more charges after attempted escape from courthouse

JACKSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - A Carbondale, Illinois man was caught after he tried to escape from the Jackson County courthouse.

Charles D. Thomas, 22, was charged with escape from a peace officer, aggravated battery and criminal damage to government property.

According to the Murphysboro Police Department, on June 22 at about 10:35 a.m., they overheard radio traffic from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office court security of a suspect running from the Jackson County courthouse.

Officers from the sheriff's office, Carbondale Police Department and the Murphysboro Police Department immediately responded to the call.

Police say Thomas was found and taken into custody in the 700 block of Walnut Street at 10:38 a.m.

Thomas had been sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections before he ran from the courthouse.

According to police, Thomas damaged a courthouse door during his escape.

He was taken to the Jackson County Jail.

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