Authorities say prisoner escapes from detention

By Matt Swearengin -

Christopher Black

An inmate who was being brought back to jail after an interview with a Durant police officer escaped and was quickly recaptured, the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office said.

Twenty-three-year-old Christopher Allen Black was brought back to the jail Wednesday afternoon following questioning. He then ran after getting out of the patrol car was caught by the officer about two blocks away, according to the sheriff’s office.

Black had been jailed on warrants for possession of methamphetamine and breaking and entering. He now will be facing an escape from custody charge.

In other crimes, two burglary suspects captured Tuesday by sheriff’s deputies have been formally charged.

Twenty-seven-year-old Jeremy Lee Head and 22-year-old Dillon James Pollani were charged Wednesday with first-degree burglary and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Head and Pollani are accused of burglarizing an occupied elderly person’s home in Mead. Sgt. Joey Tucker arrested Head after a brief chase and Pollani was captured later that evening after a manhunt.

The truck was stolen from the Willow Springs area, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies said stolen firearms were recovered from the burglary. The home occupant was not harmed.

Pollani is also charged with assault and battery upon a police officer. According to court papers, he attempted to kick deputies Vinny Cacace and John Haislip while being arrested.

The sheriff’s office said he tried to kick his way out of a patrol car.

Contact Matt Swearengin at 634-2160 or

Christopher Black Black

By Matt Swearengin

comments powered by Disqus