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Police track down cuffed inmate


LORAIN — An inmate who escaped the Lorain County Justice Center on June 7 was captured Wednesday still wearing one of the handcuffs he wore to court, police said.

Lorain police Detective Buddy Sivert said Javonte Adams, 21, was found hiding in the bathroom of an apartment on Oberlin Avenue. Officers discovered Adams after questioning his girlfriend, who was walking to the apartment around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Sivert said a man in the apartment told police he was not alone, and officers found Adams, trying to conceal himself, in the bathroom.

Adams was arrested on a warrant issued by the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office for his escape, according to court records. His bond was revoked.

On June 7, Adams, an inmate at Lorain/Medina Community Based Correctional Facility, ran away as he was being escorted to the Lorain County Justice Center for a court appearance. It was reported that Adams did not want to go into the building, where he was due to appear for a pretrial on burglary charges.

Police were told that Adams asked an unarmed CBCF employee to remove his handcuffs, then backed away from the employee, running down the alley next to the Lorain County Administrative Building.

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