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Police searching for handcuffed man who escaped Department of Corrections in Bloomington

Police searching for handcuffed man who escaped Department of Corrections in Bloomington

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BLOOMINGTON — Police in Bloomington are assisting the Illinois Department of Corrections in searching for a man who escaped custody after being handcuffed Tuesday morning.

James Snow, 29, is described as being 6 feet tall and weighing 180 pounds. He has brown hair, and was wearing a white shirt, gray pants and no shoes when he escaped in the area of Cardinal Ridge Trailer Park on Bloomington's south side.

He was released from prison on April 10 and there is an active warrant for his arrest, but the details of why DOC was arresting him Tuesday morning — and how he got away — were not immediately available.

Snow has a previous felony conviction for escape in McLean County.

In that incident, Snow and another man were seen by Normal police officers leaving an apartment with what appeared to be a lap top computer. Snow ran from officers while at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal where he was treated for ingesting an unknown substance following his detention on a traffic stop. Officers said he allegedly stole a bicycle and was stopped several blocks away.

He also has McLean County convictions for residential burglary, theft, and drug charges.

Police are asking that if anyone sees Snow, to immediately call 911.


2019 mug shots from the Herald & Review

Contact Kevin Barlow at (309) 820-3238. Follow him on Twitter: @pg_barlow

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