"I'm sure he got on one side of the courthouse where the man watching him couldn't see him and off he went. But I'm not blaming anybody at all. It's just one of those things that can happen. Fortunately we got him back quickly."
Mercer said Wooten's additional punishment will be up to District Attorney Mike Burns' discretion. However, a felony-three charge can mean up to 15 years confinement.
"We'll just file the charges and see what happens," Mercer said. "(Wooten) definitely built himself a whole lot bigger problem."