ROCKINGHAM — Two men were charged with running away from law enforcement in separate incidents on Wednesday.
Hamlet police say 19-year-old Kendrick Marquel Terry, of Ware Street, ran from officer J. Hooks and “failed to stop upon command” while the officer was investigating a shots-fired call.
Another man, 53-year-old Javier Zeferino Osorio allegedly escaped from handcuffs while receiving medical care at FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital.
According to court documents, Osorio “took off running through the emergency room and failed to follow commands to stop by Trooper (Clint) Greene.” He also “continued to struggle and pull away” while he was being secured.
Both men were arrested, charged with a misdemeanor count of resisting a public officer and booked into the Richmond County Jail.
Terry was jailed under a $1,000 secured bond and was bailed out on Thursday. His court date is scheduled for July 2.
Osorio was given a $7,500 secured bond and also charged with driving with a revoked license and driving while impaired. He is scheduled to appear on July 15.
Jail records show he was locked up June 12-18 on a probation violation for failure to appear in court.
Online court records show Osorio is due in court June 29 on charges of driving while impaired, reckless driving, civil revocation of his driver’s license and the misdemeanor probation violation.
Osorio has been convicted on DWI charges three times — 2014, 2013 and 2000 — in the past 15 years, according to the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction.
He was also convicted of communicating threats in 1999 and assault on a female in 1998.
Terry served more than three months behind bars after being convicted on felony breaking and entering charges.
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