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Suspect escapes from Albany Police station

March 15, 2006

Albany-- On Wednesday night, Albany Police were still searching for a suspect who walked right out of Police headquarters.

They hope a reward will help to get him back. Police are still looking into how 25-year-old Geoffrey Hall escaped. They say he tried to forge a check at Regions Bank on Dawson Road and then tried to run over an Albany Police officer and a deputy who blocked him in the drive-through.

He was arrested and taken to a second-floor investigation room at the police station. Officers left the room to discuss charges. When they came back, Hall was gone.

"He just walked out one of the areas he was in due to the fact that we were still investigating the case to determine charges if any, then he got up and walked out," says Lt. James Williams.

Lt. Williams says he's not sure if officers will be reprimanded for leaving Hall unattended. Major Bobby Hooper tells us the department will re-evaluate procedures and address possible "design flaws" in the new police headquarters.

Hall faces charges of forgery, escape and two counts of aggravated assault against an officer.

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