Video: Suspect escapes courthouse during sentencing; officer injured

A man being sentenced on drug charges escaped an Ohio courtroom, fleeing from the courthouse in dramatic fashion.Nickolaus Garrison, 33, is still at large after escaping from police custody Tuesday afternoon and fleeing the Highland County Courthouse.Garrison, found guilty of aggravated possession of meth, was sentenced to one year in prison and fines up to $2,500.But moments after his sentencing, he fled from the courtroom with several officers in pursuit.Officials with the Highland County Sheriff’s Office say a bailiff was placing Garrison in handcuffs when he broke away. Video released Thursday shows a Highland County deputy dive head first over a railing as Garrison fled downstairs. The deputy crashed into a wall, then tumbled to the bottom of the stairwell.Court officials said that deputy suffered a concussion and four broken ribs.Garrison was able to quickly escape afterward.Garrison was last seen wearing black jeans, a blue shirt and Nike tennis shoes. He is 6 feet tall and has dyed blue hair, officials said. He has hazel eyes, several tattoos and weighs around 180 pounds. As of Thursday afternoon, he remains at large.

A man being sentenced on drug charges escaped an Ohio courtroom, fleeing from the courthouse in dramatic fashion.

Nickolaus Garrison, 33, is still at large after escaping from police custody Tuesday afternoon and fleeing the Highland County Courthouse.

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Garrison, found guilty of aggravated possession of meth, was sentenced to one year in prison and fines up to $2,500.

But moments after his sentencing, he fled from the courtroom with several officers in pursuit.

Officials with the Highland County Sheriff’s Office say a bailiff was placing Garrison in handcuffs when he broke away.

Video released Thursday shows a Highland County deputy dive head first over a railing as Garrison fled downstairs. The deputy crashed into a wall, then tumbled to the bottom of the stairwell.

Court officials said that deputy suffered a concussion and four broken ribs.

Garrison was able to quickly escape afterward.

Garrison was last seen wearing black jeans, a blue shirt and Nike tennis shoes. He is 6 feet tall and has dyed blue hair, officials said. He has hazel eyes, several tattoos and weighs around 180 pounds.

As of Thursday afternoon, he remains at large.