Man who escaped police in downtown Fresno now back in custody, authorities say

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The suspect who escaped authorities in downtown Fresno on Thursday is back in custody.

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The suspect who escaped authorities in downtown Fresno on Thursday is back in custody.

Thursday morning, 29-year-old Jerry Hayes escaped after an officer opened a van door at the Fresno County Jail and ran off.

Hayes left the area shirtless with one handcuff still attached but was ultimately taken back into custody around 1:30 pm.

He was originally arrested by Clovis police.

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