Inmate escapes after emergency medical procedure in Gainesville

By The Associated Press
Posted 9:01AM on Wednesday 13th September 2017 ( 8 months ago )
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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