Wake jail inmate accused of trying to escape
Posted July 25, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.