When you are on the run from police, you have to think fast. There isn't time to sit around and make plans. First, you need to run. Second, you need to hide. It's a lot like hide and seek, but instead of being forced to be the seeker if caught, you go to jail where you play an altogether different version of that game.
The key to a good hiding place is that it must be convenient, easy to enter and exit, and be so weird, the police would never think to look there. Closets, attics, behind the door (that only works in movies), under beds or cars; none of these work. They are commonplace. Other places like refrigerators and furnaces are just plain dangerous. So, where should you go?
Well, if you are Lufkin resident Sashoun Denicholas (?) Brown, the obvious spot is inside a plastic kids' playhouse. Unfortunately for Brown, 22, the cops thought to check there as well and he was taken in on outstanding warrants.
The irony is that the two outstanding warrants were for probation, not jail. Brown's troubles, according to a records search of Angelina County, began in 2008 when he was arrested on a series of minor charges including Disorderly Conduct (Vulgar Language) -- that's a thing? -- Disruption of Classes, Robbery and Assault stemming from family violence. For a couple years, Brown didn't show up on the crime blotter, but in 2010 he was arrested for Theft from Person and that is where this fugitive tale begins.
According to public records, Brown failed to appear at his court date for this most recent offense and he's been on the lam since. Well, technically, they issued a bench warrant after finding him guilty and sentencing him to three years probation and 160 hours of community service. So it isn't like there was a statewide manhunt for him, but still.
So, when police came knocking after a call related to a disturbance, Brown did the only thing he could do: he crawled into a plastic kids' playhouse and hoped the danger would pass. It didn't.
Now, he's in Angelina County Jail on the outstanding warrants and the evading arrest charge. But, I have to wonder, if all you got was probation, why would you be acting like you knocked over a bank and killed a cop? This isn't The Fugitive. But, then again, he didn't jump off a dam to avoid prosecution, he just hid in a tiny plastic house.
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