DETROIT (September 9, 2013)—A man who was awaiting sentencing in an armed robbery was on the run Monday after he stabbed a sheriff's deputy several times in the neck and carjacked a motorist while escaping from a downtown Detroit courthouse, authorities said.
The escape Monday morning prompted a lockdown of the facility and sparked a manhunt.
Court records say the man, identified by police as Derreck White, 25, was scheduled to appear in court Monday for sentencing after he was convicted last month of carjacking, armed robbery and firearms charges.
Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon says White was armed with a plastic comb that had been fashioned into a shank.
He said the deputy is expected to survive.
Police say White stole a minivan from a motorist near the courthouse and later abandoned that vehicle on the city's east side.