Man who ran naked from Cumberland County Courthouse recaptured

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An escapee is found nine months later. (image courtesy Cumberland County Sheriff's Office)

More than nine months after he ran partially naked from the Cumberland County Courthouse and jumped into Cross Creek during a pre-trial hearing, 20-year-old Jacquail Clemmons has been recaptured.

Clemmons was arrested Tuesday by the Fayetteville Police Department.

On June 3, 2015, Clemmons was in a hearing on the second floor of the courthouse when his bail was revoked.

Clemmons, facing a number of breaking and entering charges, began to strip his clothing and jumped over a staircase railing. He landed safely on the first floor and continued running and stripping out a side door of the courthouse.

Deputies chased Clemmons about half-of-a-mile away, where they said he jumped into Cross Creek.

They weren't sure where he went after that.

Clemmons was in the Cumberland County jail Thursday with a $100,000 bond set.

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