Sirens & Gavels

TUESDAY, FEB. 16, 2010, 7:23 P.M.

Teen on bathroom break flees court

PLUMMER, Idaho - A teenager who escaped a courthouse after being allowed to use the bathroom today was recaptured about five hours later.

Timothy Allen had been in a Kootenai County juvenile detention center after his arrest following a police pursuit in early February. Allen was taken to tribal court at a Coeur d'Alene Tribe justice center in Benewah County today to face charges unrelated to the February pursuit when he made his escape.

Allen asked to use the bathroom and when he was permitted to do so, he fled the justice center on foot, still in handcuffs, KHQ reported.

Coeur d'Alene Tribal Police found him near Plummer High School about five hours later.


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