Handcuffed suspect in court following sleepy escape

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Shane Chandra, 18, appeared in Clark County court June 6, 2013, on charges of burglary, possession of drugs, theft and escape following what Clark County authorities say was a bolt from officers after being partially handcuffed. (KOIN 6 News)

VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) — Eighteen-year-old Shane Chandra appeared rested and alert for his Clark County court appearance Thursday morning.

The teen is facing burglary, possession of drugs, theft and escape charges.

He was initially found sleeping inside a car off Northwest Timmens Road in Ridgefield, Wash. When deputies arrived, and tried to arrest him for an outstanding drug charge, authorities say he ran off into the woods — with one side of pair of handcuffs locked around one wrist.

This happened in Gordon Tencil‘s picturesque and quiet rural neighborhood Wednesday morning.

“Police were in every driveway down the road, keeping their eyes open,” said the neighbor.

Officers with police dogs scoured the area for Chandra. After six hours, they received a call from someone who had made an unusual discovery.

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Inside this trailer in rural Clark County, a neighbor reported finding a sleeping man still partially handcuffed after escaping an earlier arrest attempt Wednesday, June 5, 2013. (KOIN 6 News)

According to court documents, Chandra fled through the woods and ended up on a rural Clark County road south of La Center, Wash. A man there became suspicious and decided to check on his neighbor’s property: a trailer.

That neighbor said that inside the trailer, and sleeping on a mattress, was Chandra.

The neighbor pulled a handgun and told the sleeping man to leave. Then he went outside and called  911.

Clark County deputies, along with LaCenter and Ridgefield PD officers, responded. They said they found Chandra still wearing the handcuff from his earlier arrest.

“I guess it just leads to paranoia about locking your doors and your cars, making sure everything’s put away,” said neighbor Prairie Coleman. “Because you don’t know who’s wandering around and it’s easy to get away in this area.”

Court documents show Chandra said he knew police were after him and planned to turn himself in — but felt he first needed to get some sleep.

Chandra was taken to the hospital for an evaluation before he was booked.

He is now in the Clark County jail with no bail. The teen has another appearance, on the drug charges that initiated his partial arrest Wednesday, on Friday afternoon.

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