Man arrested twice after running from police in handcuffs

Stephen Ricketts, III was arrested twice Tuesday morning in Hamilton. (Photo: Hamilton Police Department)
Stephen Ricketts, III was arrested twice Tuesday morning in Hamilton. (Photo: Hamilton Police Department)

HAMILTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A man who was arrested by police tried to run away while handcuffed Tuesday morning.

The incident began in Hamilton just before 6:00 Tuesday morning.

According to Hamilton Police, police were called to the 700 block of Symmes Avenue on a report of a man breaking into several cars.

When a police officer arrived he saw a man matching the description that was given by a caller. The Officer tried to talk to the man but he ran away. Police say after a brief foot chase the man was arrested.

Stephen Ricketts III, 21 was found to have several outstanding misdemeanor warrants and was arrested, handcuffed and transported back to police headquarters for booking.

Hamilton Police say once back at headquarters, Ricketts, still with his hands in cuffs behind his back, ran away when the officer reached into the back seat of the cruiser to check it for any contraband that may have been left behind.

Ricketts was able to duck in behind a couple of buildings eluding officers at that time.  A short time later the suspect, still in handcuffs, was spotted by a Butler County Deputy around Martin Luther King and Maple and the deputy was able to arrest him.

Ricketts is now charged with Escape and two counts of Obstructing Official Business along with the misdemeanor warrants he was originally arrested on. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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