Parents turn in son who gave jailers the slip

November 27, 2008 4:03:58 AM PST
A 19-year-old who slipped out of his handcuffs and ran home to hide quickly found himself back in custody when his parents called authorities to turn him in. Nicholas Davie Ybarra, 19, had been taken to a hospital after telling Calhoun County jailers he fell in a shower and needed to be examined.

After a doctor gave the 5-foot-tall teen an examination and found nothing wrong Tuesday night, Ybarra slipped out of his handcuffs and ran about 10 blocks from the hospital to his parents' house, Calhoun County Sheriff BB Browning said Wednesday in the online edition of the Victoria Advocate.

The teen's parents found him hiding in an outbuilding and held him down until law enforcement arrived, Browning said. Ybarra was back in custody about an hour after his escape, Browning said.

Ybarra was being held in the Calhoun County Jail Wednesday night, said spokesman Larry Weaver. Ybarra had been transported there from Victoria County and had been arrested for failure to appear for a court date related to an aggravated sexual assault charge from 2007, the paper reported.

Ybarra is also charged with failure to register as a sex offender.

Port Lavaca is about 110 miles southwest of Houston.

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