[FOUND-Rearrested] Rio Dell Police Searching for Escaped Prisoner

rio dellRio Dell police are searching for Troy Clifton Brinson who escaped today from a locked patrol car while handcuffed. Brinson had been arrested on misdemeanor charges of possession of stolen property and drug paraphernalia.

“I was going to write him a ticket,” Sgt John Beauchaine of the Rio Dell Police. “He made something relatively simple into something it didn’t need to be.”

Beauchaine said he had gone into the Rio Dell Police Station to make calls to locate Brinson’s parole officer. While he was gone, Beauchaine said, “[Brinson] fled from the back of my patrol car in handcuffs. He put them around to the front and reached through the window I had cracked because it was hot.” Brinson is believed to have then opened the car from the outside and slipped away.

Rio Dell and Fortuna Police searched the area and were unable to locate the escaped prisoner.

Clifton is a 29-year-old, white male adult, 5’8″, and 185 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. If seen, please contact the Rio Dell Police.

A photo of Brinson can be seen here.

UPDATE 8:50 p.m.: Fortuna Police located Brinson in the Campton Heights area. See more here.

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  • Sorry,hahahalol

  • Gotta love the system. A career criminal caught with drug paraphernalia and stolen property and the cop was going to just write him a ticket. A frickin ticket??? What the hell? So they cant find a guy that has handcuffs on? Call the dogs in, track his ass down. He’s probably at a friends house there in town or close by cutting the cuffs off. Thieves are parasites, not even maggots. Maggots have a purpose and feed on the dead. Parasites have no purpose and take life from the living. Something has to give. The trash in this county is very taxing. I’m sure the victims of the theft are stoked to here the perp was only going to get a ticket.

  • Ha! That’s funny. Write him a ticket my ass.

    • ‘Write him a ticket my ass’ — This is humboldt county. A few weeks ago, a known heroin kingpin from fortuna was caught after a lengthy investigation in possession of more then 1 pound of heroin (which is a lot) and 160,000 cash. He was booked and released. No bail, nothing. booked and released. Around here, unless you murder someone you are pretty much slapped on the wrist. My point is it would not surprise me at all if the officer was genuinely just gonna write him a ticket. It would not surprise me at all.

  • Thanks sgt you reminded myself why I need to sell all the nice things I have .The criminals rule now so nice to know that receiving stolen property and drug paraphernalia are nothing but a misdemeanor .Yes the voters said its ok now I get that . I have quit working so I can protect what I have before what I built gets flushed down the toilet.

  • good time to remind everyone to buy a handcuff key or two from amazon.com

  • The photo shows the cuffs were cut off. It would be safe to assume he had help. I would hope they find out who and arrest their ass.

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