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Police: Man attempts to flee from court; charged with escape
Paul Christopher Screen - photo by Special

    A Savannah man apparently did not like what a Bulloch County judge said regarding his probation violation sentence, and acted out in court before fleeing, police said.
    But Paul Christopher Screen,  28, Dean Forest Road, Savannah, didn't make it very far out of the courtroom before he was apprehended, according to reports.
    Screen appeared before Bulloch County Superior Court Judge Gates Peed Tuesday for a probation revocation hearing, according to a report written by Bulloch County Sheriff's Deputy Ben Coney III.
    But when Peed handed down a five-year sentence for probation violation, Screen became "upset," approached the bench without permission and began to " verbally express his dissatisfaction" regarding the sentence, Coney said.
    Coney headed towards Screen to detain him, but screen "ran out of the courtroom in an attempt to escape," he said.
    Coney and other deputies pursued Screen and apprehended him just outside of the courtroom, using a Taser to subdue him in order to place him in handcuffs,  Coney said.
    Screen was taken to the Bulloch County Jail, charged with escape, contempt of court, obstruction of an officer and probation violation, according to jail records.
    Information regarding Screen's original convictions leading to probation were not immediately available Friday.

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