By Kevin Wilson
Isaac Porras’ restroom break is over.
The 21-year-old Clovis man was arrested June 24 on charges of filing a false report with police. Following his arrest, Porras was taken to Roosevelt General Hospital for treatment of a head wound. From there, he walked away from police custody after receiving permission to use the restroom.
Porras was arrested again — this time on escape charges — on July 10 when he turned himself in to Portales police, according to records.
Though Porras was considered a fugitive, Portales police did not feel it was necessary to alert the public to the escape. Capt. Lonnie Berry said Porras’ original violation, false reporting, was a non-violent offense and did not warrant excessive action.
Officials said Porras was released on a $1,500 bond a few hours after he was arrested on the escape charges.
He could not be reached for comment on Thursday.
According to reports from the Portales Police Department, Porras was arrested on June 24 for false reporting, a misdemeanor offense. According to the report, Porras told Officer Glen Russ that a friend struck him on the head with a bottle during an argument.
Russ said in the report that he did not find any broken glass or blood from where Porras said the fight took place, leading to the arrest.
Following his arrest, Porras was taken to Roosevelt General Hospital to treat a head wound. According to the warrant report, Porras asked the X-ray technician if he could use the restroom. After receiving permission, Porras exited the hospital from the rear east door near the X-ray lab, according to the report.
After a search of the area was unsuccessful, Patrolman Lawrence Garrison issued an arrest warrant. Porras returned to the police station on July 10, and was arrested on the warrant.