Detroit police are on a manhunt for a man that is suspected of stabbing a Wayne County deputy in the neck at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice around 8 a.m. EST on Monday. According to the Detroit Free Press on Sept. 9, 25-year-old Abraham Pearson escaped after the attack as he was being transported to the courthouse this morning. He was wearing the deputy’s uniform when he walked away from the scene.
The inmate then car-jacked a woman who was sitting in her van, but crashed the vehicle a few minutes later at Concord and East Lafayette. He is now on foot running from authorities. Thankfully, the woman was not hurt in the incident.
The weapon used during the attack was a comb turned into a shank. The deputy was said to be alone in making the transport with two other inmates. Pearson was convicted of armed robbery and car-jacking just last month and was scheduled to be sentenced this morning.
The deputy is said to be okay and is expected to fully recover. Police and tracking dogs are intensely trying to locate Pearson’s whereabouts at this moment. Anyone in this area should be aware of this situation and take necessary precautions.