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Wake jail inmate accused of trying to escape

Posted July 25, 2013

— An inmate at the Wake County Detention Center in Raleigh faces charges after he tried to escape from authorities.

Montsay Kelon Spinks, 21, of 905 Southgate Drive, Raleigh, was charged Wednesday with felony escape from a local jail, assault on a government employee and resisting a public officer.

Capt. Jimmy Stevens, a spokesman for the Wake County Sheriff's Office, said Spinks was taken from the jail on Hammond Road to WakeMed for a medical issue and tried to escape once he was at the hospital.

Arrest warrants accuse Spinks of grabbing an officer by the head and putting him in a headlock and then running from him.

Spinks had been in jail under a $3,000 bond awaiting an Aug. 29 court date on misdemeanor charges that include assault on a female and breaking or entering.

He was jailed under a $100,000 bond on the latest charges.


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  • oleguy Jul 26, 2013

    Boom, I agree, Any good inmate thinks of escape, they are all inocent...

  • 678devilish Jul 26, 2013

    He face his consequences. Hope he has learn a lesson.

  • bombayrunner Jul 26, 2013

    I don't get it, arent they all trying to get out?

  • Country Girlz Have MORE fun Jul 26, 2013

    Flight Risk

  • itsyoureternalsoul Jul 26, 2013

    This guy really LOVES jail

  • whatelseisnew Jul 26, 2013

    So now he has felony charges.

    "Bail has gotten seriously out of whack and spawned a huge bailbond industry. It also means that taxpayers end up housing and feeding poor defendants who may or may not be guilty."

    Whether you have money or are poor has no bearing on whether or not you are guilty, NOR should it have any bearing on the amount of bail that is set. The nature of the charge defines that parameter. Also, I think much more weight should be placed on the bail amount if you have PRIOR convictions. We all too often see people OUT on bail, commit very serious offenses.

    This particular person, what a foolish thing for him to do. I am actually surprised that a misdemeanor required a bond.

  • McLovin Jul 26, 2013

    snossg1 - did you know that people who dont break the law, get to go outside, see their family members, spend their own money, drive cars...i could go on forever...these poeple should not have any rights whatsoever...

  • LastSon1981 Jul 26, 2013

    No. I think the point would be that people eligible for bail HAVE NOT YET BEEN CONVICTED OF A CRIME.


    I think thats why the are being DETAINED in a JAIL or a DETENTION CENTER. Not serving out a SENTENCE in a PRISON or CORRECTIONAL FACILITY.

  • jayb8408 Jul 26, 2013

    Good job kid.. You went from a $3,000 bond (which it appears you were unable to post), to a $1000,000 bond.. Both of the misd charges he was awaiting trial for, would of probably gotten him probation and a slap on the wrist.. Now you add attempt escape and assault on a government official??Good luck with that..

  • Obamacare rules Jul 26, 2013

    Ahh, the old headlock and run move. Seen it a million times.