Suspect who escaped from Wayne County Jail facing 11 new charges

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Court records show that the man who escaped from the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice after allegedly stabbing a Wayne County Sheriff's deputy is facing almost a dozen new charges.

Abraham Pearson has been charged with Assault with Intent to Murder, Carjacking, Assaulting a Police Officer, Assault of a Prison Employee, Unlawful Imprisonment, Escape from jail through violence, Impersonating a Peace Officer to Commit a Crime, unlawfully Carrying a dangerous weapon with intent, Possession of a Weapon in Jail, Obstruction of Justice and Armed Robbery.

Pearson was captured near I-94 and Mt. Elliot after spending most of the day on the run. Police say he was attempting to flag down cars at the time of his arrest. They believe he was trying to hitchhike to Florida.

Pearson was already facing sentencing on carjacking and armed robbery charges when he escaped.j He was facing 10 to 15 years in prison on those charges.

He is scheduled to be arraigned on the new charges at 1:00 pm on Wednesday.

Pearson appeared in court on Tuesday morning on a warrant for failing to appear for the sentencing. His $250,00 bond was revoked and he was remanded to the Wayne County Jail.

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