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Deputies: Man tased twice after he smashes out window, jumps from car


A Lancaster man is in jail after he escaped from a Lancaster County Sheriff's Deputies patrol car after he was arrested for an outstanding warrant.

The incident initially was reported on Springdale Road at 1:13 a.m., according to a news release from the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies stopped Michael Lloyd Knight, 34, of Lancaster, who was riding his bike down the road.

Knight was going down the street looking into several businesses. When he noticed deputies following him he rode his bike behind the stores.

Deputies stopped him and asked to see his ID, according to the release. After running his name through dispatch it was discovered that Knight had an outstanding family court warrant.

When deputies tried to arrest Knight, he took off running, ignoring deputies' calls to stop.

Knight tripped and fell near Airport Road where deputies were able to handcuff him.

Deputies placed Knight in a patrol car to be transported to the Lancaster County Detention Center and bike was taken to the Sheriff's Office for safe keeping.

While on the way to the detention center, Knight was able to bust the window out of the back of the patrol car and jump out, according to the release.

The deputy jumped out and ran after Knight who was trying to scale a chain link fence.

Knight had two be tased twice before deputies were able to get him under control.

S.C. Highway Patrolmen and additional deputies from the county arrived to re-arrest Knight.

He was taken to Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster to have the cuts from the taser probes examined.

Knight told deputies that he was under the influence of alcohol, marijuana and cocaine, according to the release.

 A search of Knight's clothing revealed a green leafy substance deputies believe is marijuana.

Knight is charged with unlawful escape, malicious injury to property over $2,000 and resisting arrest.

Damage to the patrol car is estimated at $2,000.

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