Police: Man released from prison rapes, beats ex-girlfriend in Metro East

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Updated Saturday, Feb 2 at 11:30 PM

(KMOV.com) – Authorities say a man recently released from prison escaped from the East St. Louis Police Department after officers picked him up for allegedly raping his ex-girlfriend during a home invasion.

East St. Louis Police Chief Michael Floore said Lecourtney Luckett was released from jail on January 25. That same day, authorities allege Luckett went to his ex-girlfriend’s home and raped and beat her.

East St. Louis officers found Luckett on Thursday and took him into custody. As Luckett was being processed, he managed to escape out a half-open door.

A police sergeant who was not part of Luckett’s processing chased him down and was able to apprehend him two blocks away.

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