Ga. Army private flees Calif. rape charge

LOS ANGELES - A manhunt is under way for a U.S. Army private who escaped from military custody in Georgia as he awaited extradition to Los Angeles County for the alleged rape of a 15-year-old girl.


Authorities say 20-year-old Daniel Brazelton escaped from Army personnel Friday in Hinesville, Ga., as he was being returned to jail following a medical appointment.

Los Angeles County sheriff's Captain Michael Parker says Brazelton is a native of Palmdale and may be attempting to return to the area.

Parker says Brazelton is possibly armed with a handgun and considered dangerous.

He says the alleged victim and her family have been notified of Brazelton's escape and the possibility that he is headed to Southern California.




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