An East Windsor man was captured early Wednesday morning after escaping by kicking out the backseat window of a Montgomery Township police car Tuesday night, according to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.
Montgomery Township police discovered Kevin Slovensky, 31, hiding in a commercial building in Rocky Hill about six hours after the escape, Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey Soriano said in a news release.
Slovensky was picked up Tuesday evening by after they responded to a call at Americana Diner for a man harassing a female employee and later found Slovensky, who had warrants out of Montgomery Township, Hoboken, Tinton Falls and Fairview, East Windsor police said in a news release.
East Windsor police said while they were arresting Slovensky, he assaulted a police officer and took an officers set of handcuff keys, without them knowing.
When Slovensky was found Wednesday morning after the escape, he had a handcuff key on him, the prosecutor’s office said.
Slovensky was being transported to Somerset County Jail by Montgomery Township police when he kicked out the patrol car’s window and took off near Crescent Avenue and County Route 518 in Rocky Hill around 7 p.m., authorities said.
Police searched the area and brought in a New Jersey State Police helicopter and South Bound Brook Police K-9 unit to help find Slovensky.
He was charged with escape, criminal mischief, aggravated assault, resisting arrest and theft, and taken to the Somerset County Jail. Bail in East Windsor was set at $25,000.
According to a report in The Trenton Times, Slovensky was arrested for DWI in 2002 while driving a federally owned SUV, which he allegedly borrowed from his brother, who is a Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives agent.