Man Wanted for Theft Attempted to Flee Courthouse

A man tried to flee on foot from the Clay County Courthouse on November 12th at approximately 9:30am. The man Jeffery A. Francis, age 31 of Brazil, was inside the probation office when one of the employees noticed that Francis had an active warrant for theft. The employee proceeded to call the Clay County Sheriff’s Department and reported the location of Francis. The deputy arrived at the courthouse and told Francis that he was under arrest which prompted Francis to flee. The deputy pursued and subdued Francis and charged him with resisting law enforcement.

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