A Detroit convict accused of stabbing a sheriff's deputy with a broken comb during a violent courthouse escape is facing a raft of new charges after being captured following a daylong manhunt.
Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon says a tip from the public lead police Monday night to 25-year-old Abraham Pearson -- also known by the alias Derreck White -- of Detroit, a convicted carjacker accused of attacking a sheriff's deputy Monday morning at a downtown courthouse and escaping.
He was caught while walking eastbound on the I-94 service drive near Mt. Elliott.
Pearson had been on the run since 8 a.m. Monday when chaos broke at Detroit's Frank Murphy Hall of Justice.
Pearson had been brought to court from jail along with two other prisoners. He was set to be sentenced for carjacking and armed robbery.
While in a holding cell outside the courtroom, unarmed 63-year-old Deputy Harrison Tolliver had un-cuffed Pearson. That's when the prisoner stabbed Tolliver with a handmade knife made from a plastic comb.
"The inmate as he was un-handcuffed and being placed in his holding cell overcame the deputy, stabbed him several times in the neck," Napoleon said.
Pearson then undressed Tolliver, took his uniform and got into an elevator to the ground floor of the courthouse. He went out unlocked doors which used to be locked at all times.
Pearson made it to a parking lot about a 1/2 block away where he carjacked a 58-year-old woman outside the old Detroit police headquarters.
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"The woman was screaming, 'Help! Help! He's got my car! Help!" said a witness.
Officers later found the deputy's uniform that Pearson was wearing underneath a sport utility vehicle in that parking lot.
Pearson is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall and about 125 pounds. He is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact police immediately.
Wayne County Sheriff's deputy treated, released
Tolliver is doing OK. He was treated for his injuries at Detroit Receiving Hospital and released.
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Tolliver's uniform was found stashed under a vehicle in a parking lot with Pearson's inmate uniform.
-- Abraham Pearson pictured with long hair