Escape Attempt at Gregg County Jail

A man in the Gregg county jail on evading arrest charges allegedly tried to escape just before his arraignment on Friday.

Sheriff's investigators say 28 year old Baron Utzman bolted from a courtroom in the Gregg County Courthouse.

In his attempt to escape, he ran down a flight of stairs and out of the building trying to shed his inmate clothes as he went.

Gregg County authorities captured Utzman across the street hiding in bushes. Utzman is being questioned by A.T.F. agents in connection with a Monday night apartment fire.

He now faces new escape charges.