For over 10 days Montgomery County Law Enforcement agencies have been searching for Britt Privatte, a prisoner who escaped the Montgomery County jail on March 17th. Deputies say that other inmates may have assisted Privatte with his escape. Deputies say Privatte scaled a wall in the recreation yard, busted down a fence and escaped through the roof.
Privatte was spotted Wednesday evening around midnight walking from a Hotel near I-45 and Cypresswood Drive. When officers arrived Privatte fled into a wooded area behind the Best Buy and Target shopping center. Privatte was spotted hiding in a pine tree. Privatte jumped from the tree and attempted to run from police but was quickly taken down by a HCSO K-9. Privatte suffered non life threatening injuries from the dog bite and was later transfered to a local area hospital for medical evaluation. After Privatte received treatment at the hospital he was taken back to the Montgomery County Jail.
MCSO, FBI, Texas Rangers, US Marshalls and the Harris County Sheriffs Office assisted with the investigation and capture of Privatte.
According to the Montgomery County Jail’s website, Privatte is facing a new charge for felony evading. It dosent come cheap as the new charge came with a $1,000,000 bond.
Before escaping the Montgomery County Jail, Privatte was arrested by the Houston Police Department on January 7, 2013 in connection to a bank robbery in Kingwood. Privatte is also believed to be involved in several bank robberies in Montgomery, Harris and Fort Bend counties.