Police swarm Springfield after man who escaped jail runs from cops

Police swarm Springfield after man who escaped jail runs from cops

ROSEBURG, Ore. - Police swarmed Springfield after a man with a history of fleeing police who escaped from jail again ran from police.

Springfield police raced to the scene of a traffic stop at 51st and Main Monday afternoon, where an officer pulled over a driver - and discovered the passenger was Thomas Ivan Grimes, 32.

Grimes, who has ties to Springfield, vanished from the Douglas County jail last Friday.

He is reported to have fled the scene after police pulled the vehicle over. The driver is in custody.

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