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Man in court after escaping police custody with help from wife

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Robert Vaughn, 30. Photo credit: Columbus Police Department Robert Vaughn, 30. Photo credit: Columbus Police Department
Jazmine Vaughn, 26. Photo credit: Columbus Police Department Jazmine Vaughn, 26. Photo credit: Columbus Police Department
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Robert Vaughn, 30, appeared in court today, July 18, accused of striking another person in the head with a brick, then escaping police custody with the help of his wife.

According to police records, the incident took place near midnight on Monday, July 15. Officers responded to a fight that broke out at the intersection of Forest Avenue and 14th Street.

Vaughn had already been placed in a patrol vehicle when he escaped.

When questioned about the suspect, one woman identified herself as "Ms. Tiffany Harris", and said she only knows the suspect casually as an individual named JJ. After running the social security number Ms. Harris provided, it turned out the woman was actually Jazmine Vaughn, 26, Robert Vaughn's wife.

Mrs. Vaughn was also arrested in the incident and charged with Aiding Escape, Obstruction, and False Information.

Police intend to use footage from the car's surveillance system to determine the nature of Robert Vaughn's escape and whether or not Jazmine Vaughn physically aided him or not.

In front of Judge Cielinski today in court, Mr. Vaughn pleaded not guilty to reckless conduct and theft by taking. He was given a $1,000 bond for the two charges, but faces more charges including aggravated assault and felony escape.

Mrs. Vaughn's case is still under investigation.

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