A Capitol police officer was injured during the apprehension of a Townsend man who fled from Kent County Family Court in Dover Thursday.

A Capitol police officer was injured during the apprehension of a Townsend man who fled from police at the Kent County Family Court in Dover Thursday.

The incident began when George Wallace, 31, of Townsend was taken into custody at Kent County Family Court after the court issued a commitment order for failing to appear on other charges, Capitol police said.

While in custody, Wallace freed himself from his restraints and fled the courthouse.

When Capitol police officers pursued Wallace on foot, an officer suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries. The officer was taken to an area hospital and was admitted for treatment, Capitol police said.

Wallace got into a vehicle and fled.

A short time later, the vehicle was located by Dover police.

Wallace got out of the vehicle and fled on foot but was caught by officers.

Capitol police charged Wallace with third-degree escape, felony resisting arrest, misdemeanor resisting arrest, criminal mischief and first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer.

He was committed to the Department of Correction on the original capias and an additional $14,550 cash bond on the new charges while awaiting another court appearance.