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      Wayne County Sheriff: Inmate stabs sheriff's deputy, escapes

      <p>Authorities say an inmate briefly took a deputy hostage, stabbed another and carjacked a motorist while escaping from a downtown Detroit courthouse.</p>

      ***Update***The Wayne County sheriff says police have taken into custody a fugitive accused of using a plastic comb to stab a sheriff's deputy.

      WXYZ-TV in Detroit ( http://bit.ly/15donhm ) also reports that police say the fugitive who they had previously named as 25-year-old Derreck White is actually named Abraham Pearson and used White as an alias.

      Police did not immediately return calls by The Associated Press.***End update***_________________________________________________________________________________________________

      Authorities say an inmate briefly took a deputy hostage, stabbed another and carjacked a motorist while escaping from a downtown Detroit courthouse.

      Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon tells the Detroit Free Press that the inmate escaped Monday morning from a courtroom. Napoleon says the deputy was stabbed in the neck and was taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital for treatment.

      A message seeking information from Napoleon's office was left by The Associated Press.

      Detroit police Chief James Craig tells reporters at the scene that 25-year-old Derreck White was in custody for a court hearing related to a robbery. Craig says the man stole a minivan from a motorist near the courthouse and later abandoned that vehicle on the city's east side.

      Officer searched the area near where the van was found.