Authorities find handcuffed prisoner who escaped in Florida

A prisoner who left police custody has been caught. According to a statement by the Fort Pierce Police Department, Ernest L. Reese, who was handcuffed, was caught around 1:30 p.m. in Port St. Lucie in the 3800 block of SW Daisy Street in the wood line by Port St. Lucie Police Officer Corey Krecic and his K-9 partner, Jaxson.The Port St. Lucie Police Department said earlier Monday morning it was searching for a prisoner. The police department said earlier Monday that the 28-year-old Reese was in the custody of the Fort Pierce Police Department while being treated at a hospital.HCA Lawnwood Hospital confirmed to WPBF 25 News that Reese was discharged from the hospital.The Port St. Lucie Police Department said Reese then allegedly stole a vehicle with a victim inside the vehicle at a parking in the 1200 block of Lawnwood Circle. The victim’s vehicle was located in the area of NW North Macedo Boulevard and NW St. James Drive. The Fort Pierce Police Department said the victim was not hurt in the incident.The Port St. Lucie Police Department said later Monday morning that the area has been cleared and it believes Reese is in the company of someone he knows.The Fort Pierce Police Department said that Reese was arrested Monday at 12:55 a.m. in connection to a domestic violence incident and an outstanding warrant.At 6:33 a.m., Reese was transported to HCA Lawnwood Hospital after he claimed to be having health-related issues.About an hour after being medically cleared, the Fort Pierce Police Department said Reese fled from custody.Along with the two police departments, the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service worked on the incident.Top HeadlinesThis is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.Stay up-to-date: The latest headlines and weather from WPBF 25 Get the latest news updates with the WPBF 25 News app. You can download it here.