Helena, Montana

Billings man kicks out patrol car window while in custody, takes off running, police say

BILLINGS- A Billings man is charged with escape after Yellowstone County prosecutors say he kicked out the back of a patrol car, while in custody and ran from police.

Jacob Bradley, 33, is charged with felony escape and drug possession, a misdemeanor.

According to court documents, on Tuesday evening officers were dispatched to a home on Second Avenue South for a disturbance.

Bradley is wanted on several warrants, according to documents, and was found at the home of his uncle.

However, Bradley’s uncle wanted him to leave the apartment.

Officers found a capped syringe in Bradley’s pocket, according to prosecutors.

He was handcuffed and escorted to a police car, but then started to run.

Officers were able to get ahold of Bradley and place him in the back of the patrol car.

However, as the officer was driving away from the scene of the disturbance with Bradley in the back of the patrol car, she heard a loud pop and glass shatter.

Bradley apparently had kicked out the rear window of the police car and jumped out of the car.

The officer stopped the car and deployed her Taser, which struck Bradley in the back and he fell.

He has handcuffed once again and taken to the Yellowstone County Detention Center.

Reporting by Andrea Lutz for MTN News

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