ROSEBURG — A Roseburg man facing two days in jail for a drug court violation made a leap for freedom from the Douglas County courthouse, but landed hard and was soon recaptured.
The Roseburg News-Review reports that 27-year-old Daniel John Cox was supposed to be waiting for a jailer on Monday when he walked from the courtroom and jumped from a second-story balcony into bark mulch.
A witness said Cox grabbed his back and slowly made his way to nearby Deer Creek, where he lay on the rocks shirtless and on his stomach for more than 15 minutes.
He was taken to a hospital, where he was checked out and released. Then he was booked on charges of violating probation and escape.