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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>


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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.


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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.

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