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