A 26-year-old Milwaukee man who was arrested at MATC's Oak Creek campus for delivery of cocaine Wednesday later fled his Wheaton Franciscan Hospital room.
He was taken to the hospital after he tried to eat some of the cocaine, according to the Oak Creek Police Department logbook. Police were still searching for him Thursday.
According to a police report:
An Oak Creek detective arrested the man after an undercover officer purchased six bags of cocaine from him at MATC, 6665 S. Howell Ave., just before 8 a.m. Wednesday.
However, the man struck the detective and ran off. After a foot pursuit, officers caught him just outside the building, where he continued to resist arrest and would not put his hands behind his back.
Police used a taser to get control of his arms after they saw him put one of the bags of cocaine in his mouth. He was arrested on charges of felony bail jumping, resisting arrest and possession of cocaine with intent to deliver. Paramedics transported him to Wheaton for ingesting narcotics.
That night, Wheaton called police saying the man ran down a stairway and out an emergency exit about 8:45 p.m. Officers searched the area but could not find him.