SALEM - A Bridgewater man attempted to flee police after being sentenced to three days in jail for petty theft, but he was later captured.
Nineteen-year-old Mason West was sentenced to three days in county jail at approximately 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, with one day to be served immediately, according to court documents. West was escorted out of the courtroom by McCook County Sheriff Mark Norris to an office so Morris could fill out paperwork before transporting West to the Davison County Jail.
West then fled from police, and was later picked up by a man police suspect is West's grandfather in a dark blue minivan.
"Subject was standing there one minute and was gone the next," court documents state.
According to officials with the McCook County Sheriff's Office, West was in custody at the Davison County Jail on Wednesday. Details on law enforcement's obtainment of West were not immediately available.
West is charged with first-degree escape by a prisoner, a Class 4 felony with a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.