UPDATE 1:27pm-- An Eaton County sergeant on scene tells us a canine found the fugitive and he is now in custody. The lockdown at Washington Elementary has also been lifted. We'll have more on today's incident on News 10 tonight.
CHARLOTTE - Eaton County deputies are beating the bushes north of the county's courthouse for a man who ran-off after receiving a 30 day jail sentence. Helicopters and dogs are being employed to track down the man.
Eaton County Sheriff's Office spokesperson said that around 11 o'clock the man had just been sentenced to 30 days, and didn't like it, so he bolted from the courthouse into a nearby cornfield. The spokesperson did not know specifically for what crime he was sentenced. She said he was unarmed. She says once he's caught, he'll likely spend a lot of additional time behind bars.
MSP is sending a helicopter to aid in the search in this rural area just north of Charlotte.
News 10 has a crew heading to the area. Watch for more tonight's newscasts.