In this undated photo from the Orange County, N. C., Sheriff’s Office shows Jataveon Dashawn Hall. A theft suspect with a machete wound, is held captive for nearly two days after he slipped out of the hospital, where he was being treated. Orange County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
RALEIGH, N. C. – A North Carolina break-in suspect who was tackled by an 11-year-old boy with a knife was caught Sunday, two days after he slipped away from the hospital where he was treated for a head injury. His capture came after a manhunt, and the finger-pointing over who is to blame for the escape.
Sgt. Shane Brown of the Burlington Police Department said the Jataveon Dashawn Hall was arrested at an apartment there on a Sunday afternoon. Hall, 19, was returned to Orange County, where the sheriff’s office said he faces charges including burglary and assault.
Authorities said the boy was alone in the house, in Mebane, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) northwest of Raleigh, north carolina, on Friday morning, when the Hall broke up, one after the other suspect went to the city, and a third was waiting outside. Hal was the boy in the closet, and it was the theft of electronics from the boy to the front, picked up a machete and struck the suspect in the head with a knife, loss of blood, according to the sheriff’s office. The boy swung a second time, but it didn’t hit me. Authorities did not say: where is the machete had to be saved.
The hall and the other suspects then fled.
“When the Audience realized that he was bleeding as he left the electronics business, the home, and we left with another man and a woman, the sheriff’s office said.
It was not clear whether Hall had an attorney, there’s no phone listing for him could be found.
It was what happened after the Room treatment, which raised questions about how he was being watched.
Hall went on a Friday afternoon at the UNC Medical branch at Hillsborough, which, in this case, according to the Orange County Sheriff Charles Blackwood, who said: “Hall had never been in the custody of the office on that day. The deputies had been warned, and was waiting in the public area of the hospital for the researchers to come to the sheriff’s office said, adding that “at this point, the Hall was only a suspicion, and that there was no legal authority to hold him in place.”
The sheriff then obtained a warrant and asked the hospital to the police to inform them of his office and for the discharge of Hall, of which Blackwood describes as a common practice.
Hall was transported to the UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill, due to the severity of his injury. But the surveillance video shows the entrance Hall to the left of the hospital with his head wrapped in a bandage and wearing a hospital gown and blue socks, at around 8 a.m. on Friday. A nurse noted in his chart, shortly after that, he was gone.
However, the sheriff’s office said they were not notified until the next morning when she called to inquire about him. The reason for the delay is not clear.
“I’m not concerned with the question of fault,” the sheriff said in a statement on Sunday. However, it has become clear to me that another explanation was required to defend the actions of my deputies, and investigators, and to place this matter in its proper context.”
UNC Health care, noted Sunday morning, the sheriff does not take the place of a deputy to the guard Hall, and saying that the suspects, in treatment remains the legal responsibility of the enforcement of the law.” The hospital system, adding that “nurses and doctors are not able to be with both health care professionals and the enforcement of the law at the same time.”
A sheriff’s spokesman, didn’t immediately respond to an e-mail on a Sunday afternoon, with the question as to whether the other two suspects had been identified or captured.
The boy’s mother, Kaitlin Johnson, told WTVD-TV, she was angry with Hall after escaping from the hospital, adding, “It was on fire.”
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