At least seven people in police custody have escaped from hospitals since August, and some — including a suspected murderer and an accused carjacker — are still on the loose.
Fox News Digital reached out to the Department of Justice to see if these figures were unusually high. In 2019, Bureau of Justice Statistics indicated that over 2,000 prisoners escaped from federal and state prisons, though it’s unclear as to how many of these escapes were from hospitals.
Carlton Bradford Gillis, 37, was captured recently in Georgia, five days after he escaped from police custody in a hospital in Albany, Georgia.
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The Dougherty County Police Department of Georgia wrote on its Facebook page that Gillis “overpowered a guard and escaped on foot” after he was transported to the hospital on the morning of Oct. 7.
Gillis had pending charges against him in multiple Georgia counties.
At the time of his escape, he was jailed for burglary, criminal damage to property, interference with government property, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct and violation of probation.
Since his escape, he’s now been charged with…