An inmate who escaped a Broward health center was taken into custody Wednesday after leading officers on a cross-county pursuit in a stolen car.
Deputies said 46-year-old Azmi Mahmoud was being transferred from the main jail to the Henderson Behavioral Health facility due to a court order when they were notified that he left undetected around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.
On Wednesday afternoon, officers with the Davie Police Department found Mahmoud in a BMW that was stolen that morning during a carjacking in Hollywood. When officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop, Mahmoud fled, leading a pursuit that eventually crossed into Miami-Dade County.
Mahmoud attempted to drive in the wrong direction of a roadway when BSO deputies initiated a PIT maneuver to stop his vehicle.
The pursuit ended near Northwest 42nd Avenue and Gratigny Parkway, where Mahmoud was taken into custody and is expected to be booked at BSO's main jail for escape and fleeing and eluding law enforcement officers. Additional charges are expected.
Mahmoud was arrested last November for violation of probation on charges that included batter, grand theft and cocaine possession.
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