Prisoner overpowers deputy, steals his gun:
A nationwide manhunt was underway for an Ohio rape suspect who overpowered a sheriff ’s deputy in a transport van and stole his gun. Paulding County Sheriff Jason Landers said Saturday that FBI agents and U.S. Marshals have joined the search for Branden Powell, 32, after his escape at about noon Friday on a trip from a psychiatric hospital in Toledo to the Paulding County Jail in northwest Ohio. Landers said Powell was in restraints when he jumped over the seat and put the deputy in a headlock, causing the van to crash. Powell got the deputy’s gun during a struggle and ordered the deputy to remove his restraints.