Video shows murder suspect’s escape from Washington Co. courthouse

Surveillance video shows how an accused murderer escaped from a Washington County courthouse last month.
Published: Mar. 9, 2023 at 1:27 PM PST
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PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) - Surveillance video shows a murder suspect’s bold escape from a Washington County courthouse last month.

28-year-old Edi Villalobos was in court in late February for allegedly stabbing a Cornelius man to death in 2021 and stabbing another man in Clackamas County.

The video shows a deputy escorting him into court and removing his handcuffs and leg restraints, as required by Oregon law. Then Villalobos makes a dash for the door. The deputy chases him but he’s no match for Villalobos who is much faster. Another angle shows him make it outside through a door.

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Villalobos was on the run for several hours before police eventually tracked him down and found him hiding under a blanket in the closet of a nearby apartment.