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United States

30 November 2010

Santa Cruz Sentinel (California)

SANTA CRUZ - For five hours Monday, fugitive Maurice Lamont Ainsworth Jr. led police on a manhunt after he escaped from a sheriff's deputy at a hospital, tased her, held a gun to the head of a preschool teacher and invaded at least one occupied house. The voice of the 12-year veteran of the sheriff's deputy pierced the airwaves about 11:30 a.m. Monday as she called for backup. "He has my gun," her voice shaken but firm yelled out. The lone deputy had taken Ainsworth,... (

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