Police searching for escapee

Lincoln police are looking for a man who managed to escape the back of a police cruiser, despite being handcuffed.

Police say Colby McCray was stopped around 2:30 a.m. Monday after police found a van that was reported stolen earlier from the Econo Lodge on NW 12th street.

The 23-year-old McCra is from St. Louis, Mo.  He was spotted by the van, parked at a house on the 1300 block of N. 22nd St. Officers say McCray had the keys in his hands when officers saw him. He was detained in the backseat of a police cruiser while officers talked with another suspect, police say.

During that time, police say McCray apparently got the handcuffs in front of him, opened the partition door, reached the controls to the backseat window and escaped through the opening.

McCray is described as a black male, 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds.