Abraham Pearson to be arraigned after alleged stabbing, escape, carjacking & Detroit manhunt

DETROIT (WXYZ) - The convicted carjacker who allegedly stabbed a Wayne County deputy in the neck and caused a day-long manhunt across Detroit will face a long list of new charges Wednesday.

Abraham Pearson is set for video arraignment on crimes that include the attempted murder of that Wayne County sheriff's deputy.

Monday the 25-year-old escaped from the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice before his sentencing by stabbing the deputy with a comb he fashioned into a shank.

Pearson caused a city-wide manhunt after carjacking a woman and disappearing for hours.

A 9-1-1 call led to his arrest after a brief chase near the free way on the city's east side.

The deputy he's accused of stabbing was taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital and has since been released.

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