Man Captured After Escape From Custody in Harris County

A man in Harris County near Houston escaped from the sheriff's office, but has been caputured.

A man is back in custody after escaping from a Harris County sheriff's office substation in handcuffs.

Deputies say the 20-year-old man was arrested after being pulled over for suspected drunken driving early Monday morning. After escaping from the substation, he was captured by mid-morning Monday.

Harris County sheriff's office Deputy Thomas Gilliland says the preliminary investigation shows the man exited a side door after a deputy went to another room to take care of some paperwork.

Gilliland said suspect, who was on parole, is a convicted felon.

Gilliland says that their policies and procedures are being investigated following the escape.

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