Man who escaped police custody in Graham turns self in after a week

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Thursday, December 15, 2022
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A man who was taken into custody after a disturbance managed to escape while on the way to jail, Graham Police said.

GRAHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- A man who escaped from police custody after a disturbance has turned himself in a week after the incident happened.

Graham Police said Timothy Watlington, 37, turned himself in just after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

He was charged with resisting a public officer for the escape as well as served with the outstanding orders for which he was originally arrested.

A week earlier, on Dec. 7, Watlington, handcuffed and in the back of a patrol vehicle, managed to get away while en route to the Alamance County jail.

Police said at the time that Watlington was not believed to be a danger to the general public.

Watlington received a $4,000 secured bond at the magistrate's office.

NOTE: Video is from a previous report.