BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas – An escaped inmate at the Brazoria Municipal Jail has been captured after he climbed over a gate Saturday, the Brazoria Police Department said.
Officers said Jayden Michael Duke-Meuth, 18, was found at the Pam Motel on Highway 288 with his girlfriend due to a tip from Crime Stoppers. He was taken into custody at noon and was booked into Brazoria Municipal Jail at around 2 p.m., authorities said.
Duke-Meuth now faces a felony three charge and is waiting to be bonded out, police said.
According to Brazoria Police Chief Neal B. Longbotham, the suspect was in jail for a Class C misdemeanor on traffic warrants. He attempted to make contact with his family and friends to get money to pay a percentage of his fine amount, authorities said.
After Duke-Meuth was given dinner, deputies said a medical emergency developed with another inmate and an officer allowed the suspect to step into a secured sally port to eat. Investigators said when the officer checked on Duke-Meuth, he had climbed over a gate with razor wire on it and escaped into an alley.
Police said they searched the immediate area alongside deputies. A broadcast was also put out to the surrounding area and an escape warrant was issued.
Based on the suspect’s past history of misdemeanor crimes, authorities said they didn’t believe he was a threat to the community.