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Man flees municipal court after sentencing
Statesboro Police report finding man hours later and taking him to Bulloch County Jail
Reginald King
Reginald King
    A man facing Statesboro Municipal Court Judge J. Lane Johnston Tuesday apparently didn't like the sentence handed down for probation violation, so he bailed.
    Not as in posting bail, but as in fleeing from officers.
    Statesboro Police reported Reginald King, 40, Spruce Street, fled from the courtroom around 11 a.m. Tuesday after Johnston told him he would have to serve 10 days in jail for a probation violation charge. Upon hearing the sentence, King ran out the door before anyone could stop him.
    However, Statesboro Police officers found King a few hours later near Stonehaven Drive, reports stated. They  took him into custody, charging him with escape and obstruction on top of the probation violation charge.
    They took King to the Bulloch County Jail, where he is serving the 10-day sentence Johnston imposed. But when those 10 days are up, King won't be released, according to jail records.
    After the 10-day probation violation sentence is completed, King will still remain behind bars, being held without bond for the escape and obstruction charges, jail staff said Thursday.
    King will remain in custody without bond as he awaits further court action regarding the charges.
     Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at 489-9414.

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