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Man who fled in handcuffs captured in Bloomington
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Man who fled in handcuffs captured in Bloomington


BLOOMINGTON — The 48-hour manhunt for a man who fled officers while being arrested ended peacefully Thursday morning with his arrest.

Bloomington police confirmed on social media that James Snow was arrested without incident just after 11:50 a.m. on Standish Drive in east Bloomington.

Snow, 29, escaped late Tuesday morning from officers in the area of Cardinal Ridge Trailer Park on Bloomington’s south side. Officers from the Bloomington Police Department joined the search for Snow, who fled while in handcuffs and without shoes.

An IDOC spokeswoman has not not returned messages seeking comment about the incident.

The Bloomington Police Department Street Crimes Unit worked with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force to take Snow into custody.

Snow is being held at the McLean County jail, but no further information was available Thursday involving possible charges related to the escape.

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

He has a previous felony conviction for escape in McLean County. Prosecutors said he fled from custody in August 2013 while at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, where he was being treated for ingesting an unknown substance during an arrest on a traffic stop.

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

Photos: 2018-19 McLean County jail mugshots

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


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