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Salem Man Escapes from District Court

The following information was supplied by the Salem Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Police said a Salem man, who tried to escape from Friday morning was caught in the MBTA Parking Lot.

Diarra Pickett, 17, was in custody after he was arrested yesterday on a charge of larceny of property over $250 and was being investigated for bike theft.

Friday morning, after his escape from District Court, a foot pursuit ensued and all units responded.

After he was apprehended in the MBTA parking lot, he was transported back to the .

He faces an escape charge.

ACG August 26, 2011 at 03:10 PM
We dump untold millions of your money into the Trial Court system and this happens repeatedly. In the dreaded private sector when something goes horribly wrong we have an after action review where we figure out what went wrong, why it went wrong, how we fixed it, and how we are preventing it from occurring again in the future. After the last escape you would think the Trial Court would review their prisoner handling procedure to see where the problems lie.
gene August 26, 2011 at 03:34 PM
The court system in Massachusetts is underfunded by $24 million. Just how would the private sector hadle that shortfall? By shipping the jobs overseas?
Chris August 26, 2011 at 04:14 PM
@ Gene: Good one!

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