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Wanted man who prompted secure mode at Southington schools turns self in

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SOUTHINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

The man accused of running from a bail enforcement agent on Wednesday, prompting a secure mode at five Southington schools, turned himself in to police.

On Thursday, John Sample, of Southington, turned himself in at the Meriden Police Department.

On Wednesday morning, police said a bail enforcement agent was serving a warrant to Sample, who lives on Burritt Street, but he ran.

This forced police to scour the area, searching for him for several hours.

As the search was happening, the secure-school mode was put in place for Plantsville Elementary, Derynoski Elementary, Alta, and Kennedy Middle Schools. The Southington YMCA was also placed in a secure mode.

Police said Sample had an active failure to appear in Meriden and two active warrants in Southington for narcotics violations.

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