Inmate who escaped after emergency procedure back in custody - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Inmate who escaped after emergency procedure back in custody

Source: Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office Source: Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office
LUMPKIN COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

An inmate who escaped custody while undergoing an emergency medical procedure at Northeast Medical Center in Gainesville has been caught.

Steven Smith, 27, escaped from his room at the facility around 2 a.m. early Tuesday morning and was on the run for about 36 hours before being captured at a home in White County.

Several law enforcement agencies searched for Smith, who is from the Cleveland, Ga. area.

He was being held on several felony firearms and drug counts. He's now facing additional charges of felony escape.

Copyright 2017 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Connect with CBS46

Powered by Frankly