Bexar County Jail inmate escapes, is captured within 4 minutes

Edward Perret, 35, slipped restraints, fled on foot

By Van Darden - Managing Editor

SAN ANTONIO - A jail inmate got a brief and very illicit taste of freedom Monday afternoon.

Edward Perret, 35, slipped his restraints at the Bexar County Adult Detention Facility and fled on foot around 2:30 p.m., a Bexar County Sheriff’s spokesman said.

The transporting deputies chased after him and within four minutes, nearby deputies intercepted him and took him back into custody.

Perret had been arrested in open court earlier in the day for a motion to revoke his probation.

Perret has now been charged with an additional felony: escape (felon in custody). 

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