Man Who Ran Away from Bexar County Courthouse During His Murder Trial Recaptured Near Houston

You know that phrase, 'you can run, but you can't hide.'  That's really true.

News Radio 1200 WOAI reports a murder suspect who ran away from the Bexar County Courthouse in the middle of his trial last year has been apprehended in a seedy motel on the west edge of Houston.

"When law enforcement knocked on the door and announced his presence, an unknown man came to the door, but our man, Kerry Gittens, ran into the restroom and tried to barricade himself in there," Bexar County Sheriff's spokeswoman Rosanne Hughes said.

That worked about as well as Gittens' attempt to escape justice.  He was immediately captured by deputies and hauled back to Bexar County.

"Law enforcement officers were able to locate him in a motel room on the Katy Freeway in Katy Texas," she said.

Gittens, 26, will now have to face the music for not just the 2014 home invasion murder he was on trial for, but also for additional charges related to his escape.

He will stand trial again for the murder, but this time, extra security will be on hand.

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