Editor’s note: Due to incorrect information from the Connecticut State Police, a previous version of this story had the incorrect name of the suspect.

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Police found the suspect who fled Hartford Superior Court in East Hartford Thursday night.

State police said judicial marshals notified them around 12:05 p.m. that 24-year-old Marico Ellis, of Hartford, had left the courthouse. Ellis is the subject of active re-arrest warrants, according to state police.

Just after 9 p.m. on Thursday night, East Hartford and state police learned that Ellis was hiding out within a multi-family unit apartment building located on Ginger Lane in East Hartford. Ellis came out of the apartment and was taken into custody without incident, police said.

While Ellis was being taken into custody, investigators developed probable cause to obtain a search warrant for the apartment he was located in. Police said they seized approximately 2,300 bags of fentanyl, 23 grams of raw fentanyl, 46 grams of crack cocaine, and suspected drug proceeds.

Ellis was subsequently transported to Troop H where the active re-arrest warrants were served. He was held on bond pending his arraignment at Hartford Superior Court on Friday. The charges related to the narcotics located inside the apartment are pending further investigation by the Statewide Narcotics Task Force.

According to the Connecticut Judicial Branch, Ellis was appearing before a judge and thought the judge may raise his bond. Instead of sitting through the court proceeding, Ellis jumped over several gallery pews, making it out of the courtroom and courthouse, heading toward Park Street.

The judge then ordered Ellis to be re-arrested with bonds nearing $2 million, according to the Connecticut Judicial Branch.

Ellis was seen fleeing the courthouse on foot, wearing black and black pants, and no shoes. The Connecticut Judicial Branch said the suspect’s shoes fell off as he fled.

According to the judicial branch’s website, Ellis was in court Thursday concerning the following charges:

  • Criminal possession of a pistol
  • Violation of probation  
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Possession with intent to sell
  • Illegal alteration of firearm identification
  • Criminal possession of a pistol
  • Illegal possession of a large magazine
  • Carrying a pistol without a permit
  • Second-degree assault
  • First-degree threatening
  • Reckless endangerment
  • Second-degree assault

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