Register Staff Report
A Waco man facing rape and other charges attempted to escape from deputies Thursday by jumping out of an ambulance on the way to the hospital, according to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies charged Michael Harrison, 28, of Drowning Creek Road, with first-degree rape, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree wanton endangerment and third-degree escape after deputies responded to his residence to investigate a domestic dispute.
The victim had reported to dispatchers that Harrison had held a gun to her head, according to the news release. Upon arrival, the deputies detained Harrison on the strength of an existing warrant.
Harrison began complaining of chest pain during the investigation, the release stated. EMS was called to the scene and began transporting him to Baptist Health Richmond. However, on the way to the hospital, Harrison jumped from the ambulance onto the Eastern Bypass, the MSO reported.
Harrison was apprehended again by a deputy following the ambulance and taken to the hospital, the release stated.
Harrison was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center, where he remained Friday afternoon. MSO Public Affairs Officer Willard Reardon said the investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with additional information regarding the incident is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 859-623-1511.