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Wednesday October 18th, 2017 9:56PM

Inmate escapes after emergency medical procedure in Gainesville

By The Associated Press
A Lumpkin County inmate remains at large in north Georgia after escaping from a hospital room in Gainesville.
 
The Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office said in a press release that Steven Smith, 27, escaped from the Northeast Georgia Medical Center around 2 a.m. Tuesday. Smith had been taken to the hospital for an emergency medical procedure. 
 
Multiple law enforcement agencies swept the hospital grounds and surrounding areas, but Smith remains at large. 
 
He was being held on multiple felony charges, including firearms and drug counts. 
 
Smith is from the Cleveland area.
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