Manhunt under way for prisoner who escaped Conn. courthouse

Marico Ellis, 24, was last seen wearing a black shirt, black pants, and no shoes


By Ben Crnic
Journal Inquirer, Manchester, Conn.

HARTFORD — State police are currently searching for a prisoner who escaped from Hartford Superior Court on Thursday afternoon during a court proceeding.

The escaped prisoner is identified as Hartford resident Marico Ellis, 24. Police said he was last seen wearing a black shirt, black pants, and no shoes.

Marico Ellis, 24, escaped from a Hartford, Conn. courthouse. Police said he was last seen wearing a black shirt, black pants, and no shoes. (Photo Connecticut State Police)
Marico Ellis, 24, escaped from a Hartford, Conn. courthouse. Police said he was last seen wearing a black shirt, black pants, and no shoes. (Photo Connecticut State Police) (Connecticut State Police)

State police said they are actively searching for Ellis in Hartford, and have notified Hartford Police as well as other area departments.

According to court records, Ellis had been in court for a plea hearing to respond to charges including second-degree assault, first-degree threatening, criminal possession of a pistol, and possession of narcotics with intent to sell, among other charges.

Ellis had been released on bond before the scheduled hearing, according to court records.

Anyone with any information is asked to call 911, police said.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service
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