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Omega man jailed after trying to flee police

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Oct 22 2013 01:44:52 PM CDT
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EASTON, Pa. -

A man wanted for having synthetic marijuana in his home tried to flee on foot after police attempted to take him into custody during a traffic stop Monday.

Kevin D. White, who is also known as "Omega," ran through a yard and jumped over two fences after he left a vehicle police had stopped in the 1000 block of Northampton Street in Easton around 3:40 p.m., officials said.

White was being detained on an arrest warrant issued after he was found during a June 15 drug bust with synthetic marijuana in a bedroom of his home at 28 South 11th St., Easton.

At the time, White admitted to smoking the drug with a friend the day before, officials added.

White, 30, was arraigned on an escape charge in connection with the Monday incident and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $8,000 bail, according to court documents.

He was also arraigned on a drug possession charge for the June 15 incident, with bail set at $15,000, court papers show.

A preliminary hearing on both charges is set for 9 a.m. Oct. 31.