Handcuffed prisoner escapes, found dead in creek
EPHRATA, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors say they’re investigating the death of a handcuffed prisoner who broke away from law enforcement officers and was found dead in a Pennsylvania creek.
Ephrata officers were sent to a hospital parking lot on Saturday night to aid a county sheriff’s deputy struggling with prisoner Andrew Good, who was slightly injured in a warrant arrest.
The prisoner ran into Cocalico Creek handcuffed with a chain restraint belt. Officers tried to rescue the man, who was in water up to 12 feet deep. Rescue crews found his body about 90 minutes later.
The Lancaster County coroner says the 24-year-old prisoner drowned.
The county district attorney’s office said Monday it doesn’t appear any crime occurred but that determination will follow a complete analysis of the evidence.