A prisoner's attempt to flee from custody was short lived Tuesday when he attempted to escape from Barnstable County deputies at Falmouth District Court. According to a Barnstable County Sheriff's Office release, 32-year-old Benjamin Shealey ran from deputies as he was being loaded onto a prisoner van.
Deputies Edward Osgood and Ronald Parkinson quickly recaptured Shealey who was shackled at the time.
Shealey is being held at Barnstable House of Correction while awaiting trial in a 2013 crash that killed an Orleans man and injured several others in Chatham. In September, a Grand Jury indicted Shealey on ten charges including manslaughter by OUI, motor vehicle vehicle homicide OUI and reckless OUI with serious injury.
According a sheriff's spokesman, Shealey's appearance in Falmouth was not related to the fatal Chatham incident. He was in Falmouth on charges of vandalizing sheriff's office property and hitting a false alarm on an emergency call box during his incarceration.
Following the fatal crash, Shealey appeared in Orleans District Court where he pleaded not guilty to OUI and other charges. He was ordered held at Barnstable House of Correction. At a dangerousness hearing on July 22, 2013, Shealey was deemed a danger to society and returned to the prison.