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Update: Manhunt Monday: Man who escaped custody in Kern Place area arrested

By: Jamel Valencia
EL PASO, Texas -- A man who escaped while in custody Friday was arrested Wednesday, the El Paso Times reports.

An arrest warrant for Jacob Plaut, 36, was served Friday afternoon at a residence in the Kern Place neighborhood.

According to El Paso police officials, a bailiff with the 384th District Court had arrested Plaut.

Plaut, still in handcuffs, managed to escape while in custody, said police.

Plaut faces charges of one count of cocaine possession and probation violation.

Helicopters and police units were out around the Kern Place area Friday afternoon. A resident in the neighborhood said they spotted Plaut hiding underneath a tree.

 

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