Third New Bern Escape Prompts Changes

Lawmen are making changes at the New Bern police department after a suspect escapes while being booked.

Brian Webb was arrested for allegedly stealing a car. But before police could move him to jail, he got away and was later arrested in Jacksonville before he could board a bus out of town.

Webb's escape is the third from the New Bern facility in the past three years. Chief frank Palombo says it's time for a change.

Chief Palombo says his officers need to always be on guard, even after they catch their suspect. He says they may change the physical layout of the booking room, so the officers never have to turn their backs on suspects when processing them.

Chief Palombo says the door is locked from the inside, but state code requires a release button for people to get out. He says they'll need to do a better job securing suspects in the booking area so they never have a chance to even reach the door.


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  • by Mike Location: Jax on Dec 9, 2010 at 05:21 PM
    hey tug; is that the way they done you bro?
  • by Schultz Location: Wanchese on Dec 9, 2010 at 10:49 AM
    Colonel Hogan, I know no-sink, No-sink!
  • by Jeff Location: Winterville on Dec 9, 2010 at 08:55 AM
    To tug, that will be violating his civil rights and the ACLU would be all over the NBPD. Ludicrous thought. But it's true.
  • by tug Location: New Bern on Dec 8, 2010 at 09:37 PM
    What happened to hand cuffing them to a bench thats bolted to a wall or floor.
  • by Carl Location: Goldsboro on Dec 8, 2010 at 06:38 PM
    Let's be realistic here. This guy and many like him will spend short terms in jail. It's all about keeping judges and lawyers employed. Even if these low lifes can't pay, your tax dollars will. It's all about the buck, not your safety.
  • by wook wa Location: wilson on Dec 8, 2010 at 06:31 PM
    Third time is the charm !!
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