DETROIT - A fugitive accused of escaping custody after using a plastic comb to stab a sheriff's deputy was caught Monday night following a daylong manhunt, officials said.
Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon said during a news conference that 25-year-old Abraham Pearson was taken into custody after a short chase.
"He tried to escape again but was caught," Napoleon said.
He said Pearson would face 11 additional charges related to his alleged attack and escape.
"He's looking at a considerable amount of time," Napoleon said.
He also said police had made another arrest on an existing warrant that he said may be connected to the case, and indicated the person arrested was Pearson's girlfriend.
Earlier in the day, dozens of officers fanned out across Detroit to search for the convicted carjacker accused of using a plastic comb to stab a sheriff's deputy and escape from a downtown courthouse.
Pearson was being escorted to court for a long prison sentence for carjacking and other crimes when the attack happened, authorities said.
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