Derrick Estelle Escape Movie (Watch Escape)


New video released on Monday shows how an inmate at the Garland County Jail was able to escape on Sunday afternoon.

According to the Garland County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO), 33-year-old Derrick Estell was speaking  on the inmate phone in the booking area near a service window, when William Harding engaged the two deputies in conversation that diverted their attention from the window.

As the deputies stepped away to find answers to questions Harding was asking, Estell jumped on the counter, slid through the window and started running.

A deputy chased Estell through the parking lot into a nearby alley, where GCSO says Tamara Upshaw was waiting in a car with the passenger door open.

Estell closed the door and Upshaw drove away as the deputy tried to bust out the passenger window, causing injury to his hands, according to GCSO.










29 Responses to Derrick Estelle Escape Movie (Watch Escape)

  1. Dave Reply

    July 29, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Run Forrest Run!

  2. Rickey Douglas Love Reply

    July 29, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    On Your Mark, Hang Up, Gooooooo ~ ! ~

  3. Bacon Reply

    July 29, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    This guy is obviously Houdini reincarnated! It’s nice to see that the law enforcement in this state is, at least, consistent on publicly humiliating themselves everyday in the news.
    Maybe if they took some time off from brutalizing suspects, flashing their junk at nightclubs, getting sauced and belligerent at family restaurants, pimping out 16 year old hookers, jacking drugs out of the evidence room-if they even make it into evidence, putting the smackdown on their wife’s autistic kid, covering up murders, escorting drug shipments and railroading defendants they might actually remember to shut their donut drop off window.

    • Ffej Reply

      July 29, 2013 at 7:36 pm

      Funny but true.

    • What bacon said......... Reply

      July 29, 2013 at 8:45 pm

      The best reply I have ever read……….kudos Bacon!!!!!!!!!

    • JohnQCitizen Reply

      July 29, 2013 at 8:54 pm

      My thoughts, exactly!!! Well played, Bacon. Well played.

  4. Bazinga Brad Reply

    July 29, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    I hope they catch the idiot.

  5. Ted Burhenn Reply

    July 29, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    I hate it when I’m upstaged by a man named Bacon. Kudos Mr. Bacon for a comment well said.

  6. nina Gordon Reply

    July 29, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Dang! He was gone.

  7. ltc08 Reply

    July 29, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Dude must be in good physical shape.

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  9. K Reply

    July 30, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Well at least we know that we have somewhat smart fast and strong criminal out on the loose. I hope that he is way out of Hot Springs by now.

  10. I'm Batman! Reply

    July 30, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    You know they won’t hesitate to gun him down. He’s a wild animal, and should be put out of everyone’s misery.

  11. Karen White Reply

    July 30, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Had we supported building a new jail years ago, this could have been prevented. These guys are working with what they have which is NOT enough officers and a completely unsafe outdated facility. The officer who went through the window after this guy RISK HIS LIFE to protect the citizens of this county and a bullet to his head could have EASILY been what awaited him around that corner and he went anyway! The cops are not to “blame” for this. Blame US, for not providing adequate staff and facilities, blame the criminal element in this county, blame those who helped him.This was a PLANNED escape of a dangerous felon, he is not the hero as some in this town are acting like because he got away, the HERO is the guy who went through the window after him and could have been KILLED! Just because he didn’t get him, doesn’t make what he did any less heroic. He went after a dangerous felon UNARMED.

    • jd Reply

      July 30, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      doesnt really look that planned out, maybe like a last minute idea. but def not planned

  12. Rock Reply

    July 30, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Can we request the theme song to to “The Benny Hill Show” be put to the movie short of the escape?

  13. I'm Batman! Reply

    July 30, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    As much media exposure as this is getting, it’s only a matter of time until Derrick Estell has a movie based on him. Mark my words! Watch. Wait. See.

  14. buddy Reply

    July 30, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    It’s time the people of Garland County burn up the phones of the County Judge and their JPs. This guy that calls himself a Sheriff is simply a joke. Lets clean house from the top down, we deserve better. Its not a new jail we need but simply some hand cuffs and someone who give a crap about the safety of our citizens. What next putting sex offenders in day care.

    • Brown Eyes Reply

      July 30, 2013 at 4:39 pm

      I have to agree with Bacon and Buddy….I also agree that we need a new jail but handcuffs and ankle cuffs would have prevented this, a guy with his reputation of being a flight risk should have been cuffed. I will say that the officer who went after him did do a good job, he didn’t hesitate to go after him not knowing what could have been waiting outside, so I will give credit where credit is due. As far as the sheriff, who is our sheriff? I know who it’s suppose to be but have yet to see him issue a statement??? Ha!

  15. I'm Batman! Reply

    July 31, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I wonder who Hollywood will cast to play Estell in the probable movie based on The Houdini of Escapes.

    • Willie Nelson Reply

      July 31, 2013 at 10:38 pm

      Bruce Willis could take him on in next Die Hard sequel.

  16. I'm Batman! Reply

    August 2, 2013 at 5:03 am


  17. Pro-Sheriff Joe Arpaio Reply

    August 5, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    I say that instead of spending the tax payers cash on a new state of the art facility with air conditioning,take a page from Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s playbook and put the scumbags in tents surrounded by a stun fence. He has not had one inmate escape custody since starting the tent city program in 1993 and it is costing Arizona tax payers a fraction of what a new facility costs. The only thing that inmates there want to escape is the >100 degree temps, the smell of others inmates stench, and their wrong sized pink underwear…

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