BANGOR, Maine — Authorities say a Massachusetts man was quickly apprehended after he made a dash for freedom from a Maine courthouse.

The Bangor Daily News reports that 23-year-old Tyler Grant fled the Bangor courthouse Monday when a judge refused to delay his sentence on theft and witness tampering charges.

Grant made it out of the building and across the street before an investigator for the prosecutor’s office caught up with him. Police brought him to jail.

Prosecutors say he could face an additional five years on an escape charge.

Grant’s attorney declined to comment because he was a witness.

The Gloucester Times reports that Grant previously tried to outrun the law in Massachusetts. Officer attempting an arrest chased him to a beach, where he tried to swim away.

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