Escaped suspect back in Bel-Ridge police custody -

Escaped suspect back in Bel-Ridge police custody

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By KMOV Web Producer By KMOV Web Producer

(KMOV) -- A man who escaped from Bel-Ridge police late Thursday evening is back in police custody.

Police say Christopher Eugene Thorps, 22, is charged with evading police custody after he escaped from a traffic stop at Natural Bridge and Hanley.

Authorities discovered the suspect had three felony warrants out for him related to a shooting.

After police arrested the Thorps, he managed to get out of a police cruiser while still wearing handcuffs.

Thorps was spotted running down the street after attempting to break into a local woman's home.

Thorps' father turned his son in to the Bel-Ridge Police Department around 10 p.m. on Thursday.

Police are currently investigating how the suspect was able to get out of the police cruiser. 

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