Oklahoma County D.A. tackles runaway defendant

Ponca City Now - December 15, 2015 12:03 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Surveillance cameras at the Oklahoma County courthouse have captured video of a defendant trying to escape deputies and being tackled to the ground by the district attorney and several other lawyers.

KWTV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1QpXn6N ) that 19-year-old Israel Pointer was told in a hearing that his bond was revoked and that he was heading back to jail because he missed his trial date Dec. 7. Pointer then bolted out of the courtroom.

Cameras show him escaping deputies near the jail elevator. Deputies cornered him again by some offices, but Pointer broke away.

Pointer encountered Oklahoma County district attorney David Prater, who tackled Pointer to the ground along with several other attorneys.

Pointer is currently charged with possession of a firearm and robbery with a firearm.


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