Authorities today in two counties are searching for a man who escaped police custody Saturday by running away from officers into a wooded area during a prisoner exchange.
The incident happened Saturday afternoon when Clinton Township police officers were handing the prisoner over to officers from the Marysville Police Department, said Clinton Township Capt. Bruce Wade.
But as the prisoner exchange was taking place, the man was able to break free and fled into a wooded area. Following an extensive search, police were unable to locate the prisoner.
“He basically turned around and bolted from the officers into a wooded area,” Wade said. “A canine and a helicopter were called out to assist in the search, but they did not locate him.”
Officers were called to the area of 15 Mile Road and Groesbeck Highway about 12:15 p.m. Saturday to respond to a call of a suspicious man sleeping in a boat.
When they arrived, officers spotted the man walking. They stopped him and conducted a criminal check using a name he provided, which indicated he had an outstanding warrant for probation violation out of St. Clair County.
Source: Prisoner is on the loose after breaking away from police
Palmer, who won seven major titles, captivated fans with his ferocious swing and fearless attitude, helping to inspire an American golf boom.
From 1958 through 1964, Palmer was the charismatic face of professional golf and one of its dominant players. In those seven seasons, he won seven major titles: four Masters, one United States Open and two British Opens. With 62 victories on the PGA Tour, he ranks fifth, behind Sam Snead, Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Ben Hogan. He won 93 tournaments worldwide, including the 1954 United States Amateur.
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