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Update: Teen inmate attempts to escape, name released

Tampa, Florida -- Hillsborough deputies say Robert Lewis Wimbush, tried to flee from officers during his court appearance Thursday. 

Authorities say the 17-year-old inmate fled from the fourth floor of the Edgecomb Courthouse Annex, where he appeared before Judge Tracy Sheehan. 

A Juvenile Justice officer was escorting Wimbush to a holding cell after the court hearing, when Wimbush allegedly bolted down a staircase and through several corridors before he was tasered and taken into custody.

Because of a ruling by the Florida Supreme Court, the juvenile was not in handcuffs at the time.

Wimbush was in court facing multiple charges, including three counts of Violation of Probation.


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