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Man flees, found in park in Cumming

by Staff Reports

January 17, 2014

CUMMING, Ga. — Deputies pulled over a man Dec. 28, 2013, for a routine traffic stop, but the driver tried to run away on foot.

Deputies pulled over Reymundo Rios, 29, in a 2002 Dodge Caravan for a broken brake light in the Windermere Village business center.

Rios had no driver's license, so deputies had the man call someone to pick up the car.

Deputies searched him, placed him in handcuffs and opened the back door of the patrol car to seat him inside.

Instead, Rios broke free and ran toward the woods behind the gym. Deputies said the hill was "extremely steep" and the man slid down and fled into the woods.

A K-9 officer and additional deputies were called to the scene, and quickly led officers to the man in a park on the other side of the woods.

Rios was taken to Forsyth County Detention Center and charged with two traffic offenses, obstruction and escape, all misdemeanors.