Police: Man in custody attempts escape at Manchester Hospital

By Christian Mysliwiec - Staff Writer
South Windsor - posted Fri., Mar. 15, 2013
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Corey Ouimette attempted to escape police custody during a medical screening at Manchester Hospital, police say. Contributed photo. - Contributed Photo

South Windsor police thwarted the near-escape of a man they held in custody as he was receiving a medical screening at Manchester Hospital. On Tuesday, March 5, South Windsor police arrested Corey Ouimette, 35, of 195 Scantic Meadow Road in South Windsor, on several arrest warrants. During processing, Ouimette complained that he was having chest pain and needed medical attention.

“He said he had chest pains, which could have been anxiety because he wasn’t expecting to be arrested apparently,” said Sgt. Scott Custer, public information officer at the South Windsor Police Department. “He was transported to Manchester Hospital by ambulance, which was protocol,” said Custer. An officer rode with him in the ambulance.

At the hospital, staff wanted the handcuffs removed from Ouimette so that he could produce a urine sample. When he returned from the bathroom, he shoved the police officer and fled toward the exit. “He ran off a little bit, didn’t make it 15, 20 feet before the officer tackled him,” said Custer. “During the ensuing fight, the officer Tased him.”

Hospital staff found nothing medically wrong with Ouimette, and he was discharged from the hospital and returned to police headquarters.

He was charged with two counts of failure to appear in the second degree and violation of probation, as well as escape from custody. “He really made matters worse for himself,” said Custer. Ouimette was held on a $82,500 surety bond and was presented at Manchester Superior Court on Wednesday, March 6.

South Windsor police also made several recent arrests:

On Sunday, March 3, at about 2 a.m., a South Windsor police officer stopped a vehicle on John Fitch Boulevard for a violation. The officer suspected that the operator was under the influence of alcohol.  Following a series of roadside sobriety tests, officers arrested the driver, Andre Thompson, 31, of 35 Tower Road in East Hartford. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, operating with a suspended license, failure to drive in proper lane and failure to have headlights lit. Thompson was later released on a $2,500 non-surety bond and appeared at Manchester Superior Court on Monday, March 11.

On Saturday, March 2, at about 6 a.m., South Windsor police officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Pine Tree Lane.  A resident reported an unknown vehicle had driven across his yard and struck a car parked in his driveway. The vehicle left the area and the evading operator did not make an effort to identify himself. Officers located a vehicle with matching damage parked at a nearby home. Officers determined a resident of the home had struck the car and fled hours earlier. Officers arrested the man, Jeremy Sufrin, 22, of 12 Spruce Lane in South Windsor. He was charged with evading responsibility and failure to drive in proper lane. Sufrin was later released on a $1,500 non-surety bond and appeared at Manchester Superior Court on Monday, March 11.

On Friday, March 1, at about midnight a South Windsor police officer stopped a vehicle on Sullivan Avenue for a violation. The officer suspected that the operator was under the influence of alcohol. Following a series of roadside sobriety tests, officers arrested the operator, Troy Aldag, 43, of 7 Thrall Road in Broad Brook. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and failure to drive in proper lane. Aldag was later released on a $1,000 non-surety bond and appeared at Manchester Superior Court on Monday, March 11.


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