ADA — Jason Parker walked away Tuesday night from an investigation by Ohio Northern University security officials. Two blocks away he was handcuffed and returned to the scene by an Ada Police Department officer. Parker then escaped, still in handcuffs, from the police cruiser and ran — to his mother's house.It all started shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday when university security officers stopped a car occupied by four people to question them about a series of vehicle break-ins on campus, Ada Police Chief Michael Harnishfeger said. Parker, 20, was one of two people who left the scene of the original investigation before Ada officers arrived.When the Ada officer found Parker, he was taken into custody on suspicion of underage drinking and obstructing an investigation.“The Ada police officer transported Parker to campus to continue the investigation when shortly after his arrival at the scene Parker was able to exit the police cruiser through the cage window and then through the passenger door,” Harnishfeger said. “Parker was handcuffed in the rear. Upon discovering Parker missing just minutes later and situated directly next to a wooded area, officers from the Ada Police Department, Hardin County Sheriff's Office and ONU Security established a perimeter and searched the wooded and surrounding area.”Harnishfeger said Parker originally gave officers false information about his identity. As the investigation proceeded, however, information led officers to the residence of his mother in the Northland Trailer Park in Ada.“Officers found Parker at that residence with his handcuffs still on,” Harnishfeger said. “Parker was taken back into custody without further incident and was subsequently transported to the Multi-County Jail in Marion.”The university security department issued three bulletins Tuesday night alerting the campus community to the bizarre incident. The first was issued around 9:30 p.m. By 11:19 p.m., Parker was back in custody, according to the third bulletin.Parker was arrested on outstanding felony warrants and was additionally charged with escape, obstruction, underage drinking and theft, Harnishfeger said.The investigation continues into the second individual who fled from the original campus security investigation, Harnishfeger said. A 21-year-old woman was released from the scene. A 16-year-old boy was charged with underage drinking.
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