Hillsboro man escapes courtroom in Ohio — Manhunt underway

HIGHLAND COUNTY, Ohio — A manhunt is underway for a Hillsboro man who escaped a courtroom Tuesday.

34-year-old Nickolaus Garrison was sentenced to six months in jail for a meth possession charge.

Video from inside the Highland County Courthouse shows Garrison bolting outside the room as he is taken into custody.

Sheriff Donnie Barrera said he broke free from the deputies.

Barrera said deputy Ben Reno chased after Garrison into the courthouse hallway.

Video shows him dramatically diving over a railing and falling down a set of stairs headfirst in an attempt to try and catch him.

Garrison made it out of the courthouse and took off, but Reno didn’t. He was taken to the hospital with broken ribs and a minor concussion.

He is now back home recovering.

Garrison remains on the run.