Escaped fugitive caught

Timothy Calloway ran off while wearing handcuffs, police say

Timothy Calloway.
Timothy Calloway.

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Brevard County law enforcement agents are no longer searching for an escaped prisoner suspected of kicking a policeman and eluding several patrol officers.

Authorities caught Timothy Calloway late Thursday afternoon.

The escape happened about 3 a.m. Monday, April 16 shortly after Melbourne police stopped Timothy Calloway, 29, as he walked along Southland Avenue near Tuskegee Street with another man.

Officers questioned Calloway, described as having several previous run-ins with police, and ran a background check when they determined he was wanted on an unrelated warrant for fleeing and eluding.

"They quickly handcuffed him and placed him under arrest. As the officer was taking him to the back of the car, Calloway kicked him in the knee and ran off," said Sgt. Trevor Shaffer of the Melbourne Police Department.

The Melbourne officer, identified as Jonathan Hawk, was treated and later released from the hospital.

The Brevard County sheriff's helicopter was called to help with the search as patrol officers canvassed the streets in the Eau Gallie area, where Calloway reportedly has ties.

"He was wearing handcuffs, but I'm pretty sure he's found a way to get them off by now," Shaffer said of Calloway.  "We have no indication he was armed, but it's obvious he used any means to get away from the officer, so I'd consider him dangerous."