A bandiet who escaped from Wynberg Magistrates’ Court is back behind bars after he was nabbed by Grassy Park police while sitting on a stoep in Parkwood on Thursday.
Nathan Williams, 21, was on the run for four days after being arrested for beating his girlfriend and escaped during his first court appearance on Monday.
“He was arrested on domestic violence and malicious damage to property charges for hitting his girlfriend and was sent to Wynberg court,” says a source.
“He is from Parkwood and after his appearance he wasn’t granted bail but was supposed to be sent to Pollsmoor for his next appearance.
“In the holding cells, the cops were calling out names of the people whose cases had been withdrawn and those granted bail, that’s where he floused them into believing he was on that list and they released him.”
Police quickly realised the error and a picture of Williams was circulated.
Grassy Park SAPS’ Dawood Laing says they received a tip-off and officers were sent to his home.
“They were not able to find him and [yesterday] a team from Wynberg SAPS joined Grassy Park SAPS to search for him.
“We got a tip-off that he was in the street where he lives and officers looked for him.”
Laing says cops spotted Williams on a stoep two doors from his home.
“He just started crying like a baby and was arrested and taken to Wynberg. He now faces additional charges of escaping custody and will appear in court soon.”