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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Suspect, Powers, briefly escapes from Williston police

  • Matthew Powers was in Williston's Municipal Court facing misdemeanor theft charges Monday when he exited through a door of the law enforcement center's lower level.
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  • A 21-year-old inmate briefly escaped police custody while in court and ran several blocks wearing his black-and-white-striped prison garb before being recaptured.
    Matthew Powers was in Williston's Municipal Court facing misdemeanor theft charges Monday when he exited through a door of the law enforcement center's lower level.
    Detective David Peterson tells the Williston Herald (http://bit.ly/1119EB2 ) that Powers was recaptured at a home at 9th and Main streets within minutes.
    Powers now faces a charge of escaping custody.

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