Murder suspect escapes after complaining of tight handcuffs

RALEIGH, Virginia -- A man wanted for murder in Virginia is being held in county jail on additional charges after briefly escaping the facility on Monday.

According to the sheriff's office, a deputy was in the process of transporting George Knisley, 41, to the detention center around 1:45 p.m. when he complained that his right handcuff was too tight.

As the deputy attempted to loosen it, Knisley pushed the deputy with his shoulder and ran down a ramp, heading towards the street.

The inmate continued running before an unidentified man helped the deputy take Knisley back into custody.

When Knisley was being put in a patrol car, he said he was a "murderer and didn't want to live any longer," according to the sheriff's office.

Knisley faces numerous charges, including robbery with a dangerous weapon, resisting a public officer, possession of a stolen firearm and felony eluding arrest.

Knisley has been in custody since being arrested during a traffic stop on Saturday.
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