12:53 PM
Mitchell E. Brown Jr. (mug shot NCSO)

Authorities in Newton County need your help in locating a man who escaped from a locked patrol car Wednesday night (07-21-10.)

Chief Deputy Chris Jennings says officers were called to a domestic disturbance call at 317 Oneida St. in Seneca and arrested Mitchell Ellery Brown, Jr., 23. Jennings said the 20 year-old victim, J. B., told them that Brown hit and choked her. Jennings said Brown also destroyed the inside of the residence during the alleged altercation.

Jennings says that as the deputy was taking a statement from the victim, Brown crawled through the window of the patrol car and ran off.
In August of 2009 Brown pleaded guilty to domestic assault and was placed on two years probation. In January of 2010, he was charged with domestic for an alleged assault in December.

If you can help police locate Brown you're asked to call the Newton County sheriff's office at 417-451-8300 or 9-1-1.