Houston PD search for convicted felon who escaped courthouse during trial

Court proceedings continued in Lyon's absence


HOUSTON – Police are looking for a convicted felon who escaped from a Harris County courthouse Friday afternoon.

According to police, Courtney Lyons, 24, was on trial for a deadly conduct charge when he asked for a bathroom break. Police said Lyons ran as he was being escorted to the bathroom by a bailiff.

The court proceeding continued in Lyon’s absence and the jury is deciding on his punishment.

The bailiff testified about Lyon's escape in Friday’s trial.

Anyone with information on Lyon’s whereabouts should call Houston police at 713-773-7070.