Man escapes while wearing handcuffs

By Ryan Korsgard - Reporter

HOUSTON - Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies searched for a man who escaped while wearing handcuffs.

It happened Wednesday night in the area of Imperial Valley and Greens Road in north Houston. 

Deputies and officers said they were searching for Sjondarien Bland in the Springfield Apartments and other complexes.

"Our initial information is that he is in this area, somewhere in the Greenspoint area. He does not appear to be armed. We are attempting to locate him," said Lt. Robert Henry.

Authorities said Bland is wanted for three felony warrants. According to deputies, the warrants include burglary of a motor vehicle and now another charge for escaping.

Deputies said Bland was last seen wearing a black shirt, jeans and handcuffs. 

Investigators said they were trying to figure how how he got away.

"It's under investigation right now as to how he was able to escape from our custody. We're looking into all of the aspects of that. We just want the public to know that we're looking for him very diligently. And we should would like to have their help attempting to locate him," said Henry.

Anyone with information on Bland's whereabouts is asked to call the Harris County Sheriff or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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