Springfield man indicted after allegedly escaping a police car, hiding in dumpster

A Springfield man has been indicted after allegedly escaping the back of a police car in handcuffs and hiding from officers in a dumpster for 30 minutes.

Rickie Hayes, 47, was indicted on charges of escape this week in Clark County Common Pleas Court. As of Thursday morning, Hayes was listed as an inmate in Clark County Jail.

Hayes was arrested on June 19 after officers out on patrol noticed him loading items into his truck, according to an affidavit filed in the case. Officers checked through dispatch and found Hayes had an outstanding warrant for a parole violation.

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He was then placed in handcuffs and placed in the rear of a patrol car, the affidavit said.

“Officers then began to run the vehicle through dispatch to attempt to discover who the registered owner was. A short time later, (Officer) returned to the patrol vehicle to find Mr. Hayes has escaped from the driver’s side rear seat, of their marked Springfield Police patrol vehicle, and was nowhere in the vicinity,” the affidavit said.

Officers started to search the area for Hayes and located him about 20 to 30 minutes later, “in a dumpster to the rear of 1909 E. Main St,” the affidavit said.

The next court date in Hayes’ case has not yet been scheduled.

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