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Police arrest handcuffed suspect who escaped squad car

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FERRIS, Texas -

Police in the community of Ferris have captured a handcuffed suspect who escaped from the back of a police car early Tuesday morning.

The 24-year-old suspect, Trenton Jay Thomas, will face charges of burglary of a habitation, domestic assault and evading arrest according to Ferris Police Chief Sam Love.

Officers responded about 4:10 a.m. to a Ferris home off 8th Street east of I-45 after one of Thomas' girlfriends called police on him.

According to Chief Love, Thomas had slapped and choked another girlfriend earlier in the morning and had run to the home on 8th Street. The police responded to that address about 6:15 a.m.

An officer handcuffed Thomas, put him in the back of the squad car, and went to get more witness statements from the 911 caller.

That's when Love says Thomas activated the car's rear electronic windows and shimmied out. Love says the windows are usually locked, but this time, they weren't.

Ferris police immediately began searching the area with police assistance from Wilmer, Ennis, Ferris ISD, and Ennis sheriff's deputies.

Ferris High School, junior high school and a nearby day care were put on lockdown for a brief time, but all students are safe.

Thomas was eventually caught about 8:30 a.m. with both his wrists still in handcuffs.

He's facing charges of burglary of a habitation, domestic assault and evading police.

Ferris is on the Ellis-Dallas county line, about 20 miles southeast of downtown Dallas.

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