Escapee Attempts to Escape During a Court Hearing in Big Spring

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - A man facing several charges in Howard County back behind bars after he tried to make a break for it during a hearing.

That's according to the Sheriff's Office.

We're told Ruben Alvarez didn't get far.

Sheriff's Deputies were able to capture Alvarez a few blocks from the courthouse.

He had been charged with theft, forgery. Burglary, and stealing a car.

Now alvarez has one new charge tacked on for his temporary escape.