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Man Briefly Escapes Custody by Climbing out of Squad Car

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Putnam County deputies have recaptured a man who briefly escaped custody by climbing out of a squad car window.

Deputies caught 28-year-old Robert Charles Jordan Monday morning near a Barboursville road about an hour after he escaped.

Putnam County Chief Deputy Eric Hayzlett says Jordan was being transported to Western Regional Jail by the sheriff’s department and claimed he felt sick on the drive to the jail. The deputy transporting Jordan rolled the window down halfway because she was concerned he was going to vomit in the car.

Once the vehicle stopped at the gate of the jail, Jordan exited through the window and briefly escaped.

Jordan will now be charged with fleeing and evading. It’s unclear if he has an attorney.