The man who was caught on video escaping from a Williamson County Sheriff’s Deputy vehicle is now in custody.
On June 10, Ronald Scott Jr., of Taylor, turned himself in to authorities. On June 3, during a traffic stop in the 1900 block of Main St. in Taylor, Scott was handcuffed and put into the back seat a Sheriff’s Deputy vehicle. Scott was being detained for multiple warrants.
According to media accounts from KXAN, the deputy went to fill out paperwork to have Scott’s car towed and wait for back up.
A dashcam video shows Scott slipping the handcuffs over his legs and then crawling through a small window that separates the front and back seats in the vehicle. He then exited the car through the driver side and ran away.
Scott was at large for about a week before he turned himself in.
According to media accounts, Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody said the deputy involved would not face any disciplinary actions. He said all deputies will receive a reminder on how to deal with suspects when they are in custody.
In addition to his warrants, Scott will face charges of escape and theft for the handcuffs. He was featured in the show Live PD in its most wanted segment over the weekend.
According to Williamson County Jail records, Scott is still in custody on bonds that total $33,390.83.