Suspect Who Escaped from Columbia Hospital Arrested, Deputies Say

Richland County deputies have arrested a suspect who they say escaped from a local hospital while in custody.

Richland County, SC (WLTX) - Richland County deputies have arrested a suspect who they say escaped from a local hospital while in custody.

Akintunde Warnock II, 21, was taken into custody at the Plasma Center on Farrow Road by the fugitive task force.

Deputies say he escaped custody at Palmetto Health Richland just after 6 p.m. last Thursday after complaining of chest pains. He'd been on the run ever since.

He's also accused of assaulting an officer before his escape. 

Prior to that incident, Columbia police had arrested him on two counts of indecent exposure for an incident that reportedly occurred at the Palmetto Compress Apartments on Devine Street on November 20.

 

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