Police & Courts

Quincy man waives jury trial in courthouse fleeing case

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Jun. 11, 2019 6:50 pm

QUINCY A Quincy man who faces multiple charges after he reportedly fled the Adams County Courthouse as a court security officer attempted to place him in custody has waived his right to a jury trial.

Court records show that Patrick D. Lambert, 22, waived his right to a jury trial Tuesday in Adams County Circuit Court. He is set to enter a plea on July 9.

Lambert faces charges of escape, aggravated battery and resisting a peace officer.

The Adams County Sheriff's Department said Lambert was appearing April 10 on an aggravated battery charge to which he pleaded guilty on Jan. 23, and during the appearance, his bond was revoked, and he was sent to the Adams County Jail.

As he was being taken into custody, Lambert reportedly ran out of the courthouse. He was later arrested at Fourth and Elm.

Charging documents say that Lambert's actions caused court security officer Donnie Hummer to fall into a half wall in the courtroom, injuring his left arm.

Lambert and four other inmates in the jail also face charges of attempted escape, conspiracy to escape and criminal damage to state property in the reported escape attempt between May 2 and 8.

He is set to appear in that case Wednesday.

Court records show Lambert was sentenced to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections in the aggravated battery case on June 4.

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