HOUSTON An inmate who escaped from custody in downtown Houston Friday morning was quickly recaptured, according to the Harris County Sheriff s Office.
The escape happened around 4:30 a.m. as a deputy was transporting inmates from the 1200 Baker St. jail.
The deputy noticed Jamon Walker, 21, was in an area he wasn t supposed to be in and asked him to stop, but Walker refused and ran past the deputy, making it to the outside of the building, the sheriff s office said.
A search perimeter was immediately set up and at approximately 5 a.m. a patrol deputy apprehended Walker near Lee and Staples streets after a brief foot chase.
Walker had his shirt in hand and he had discarded his shoes. He complained about chest pains and was placed into an ambulance for a medical evaluation.
Walker has been in the Harris County Jail since July 2013 on a capital murder charge out of the City of Houston. He is accused of robbing and fatally shooting a 54-year-old man on July 18, 2013 in southeast Houston. Walker now faces felony escape charges.
A lockdown placed on all three detention facilities has been lifted and all other inmates have been accounted for, the Harris County Sheriff s Office said.
There will be an internal investigation into how Walker was able to slip out of the jail.