The Columbia Police Department arrested a man, for a second time, Monday after he escaped from an ambulance that was transporting him to a local hospital.
Jennifer Timmons, a department spokeswoman, said Charles Haywood Frazier, 21, has been charged with multiple counts including two counts of threatening a public official, two counts of indecent exposure, assault - third degree, one count of escape and one count of failure to stop on police command.
Police officers responded to the Econo Lodge on Fort Jackson Boulevard to a disturbance call before 11 a.m.
The officers spoke with witnesses, as well as Frazier, and determined him to be disturbing the peace and placed him under arrest. Frazier said to officers that he needed medical attention because of a shoulder injury, which was not related to the arrest, Timmons said.
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Officers called Emergency Medical Services to the scene to transport Frazier in an ambulance to a local hospital. Timmons said Frazier, who was wanted for violation of his parole by the Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services, was able to slip out of his handcuffs and escaped from the ambulance at Millwood Avenue and House Street.
Officers in the area responded to the escape and chased Frazier on foot where he was arrested at the 2400 block of Gervais Street. Officers took Frazier into custody and transported him to the hospital to reduce the risk of another escape.
Frazier is currently being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.