Miami Gardens police capture escaped inmate

Deshon Freeman, 19, escapes while in handcuffs, police say

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Miami Gardens police have captured a man who escaped from custody Tuesday afternoon.

Sky 10 was above the area of Northwest 159th Street and 11th Avenue at 3 p.m. as numerous police officers and K-9s searched for the inmate.

Miami Gardens police spokeswoman Doretha Hall said Deshon Freeman, 19, was being processed at the old City of Miami Gardens police station when he broke away from the officer who was walking him to his police cruiser.

Freeman, who was in handcuffs and barefoot when he escaped from the police station, was captured at about 4:45 p.m. in a nearby area where there are multiple businesses.

An employee with Eagle Electric said he was working nearby when he saw the suspect get recaptured.

"I'm rolling up an extension cord and all of a sudden I see him walking, trying to get to the front of the property and (I) started calling for the cops and let them do what they do," the worker told Local 10 News reporter Andrew Perez. "He was hiding the whole time along the train tracks underneath a bunch of leaves and trees and brushes…It's already pretty brushy back there where you can't see."

Hall said Freeman was captured with the assistance of the Opa-locka Police Department.

He now faces charges of grand theft, resisting with violence, escape and simple battery.

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