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Iron Co. inmate caught fleeing hospital after medical issueSubmitted: 04/27/2019
Iron Co. inmate caught fleeing hospital after medical issue
Stephen Goin
Stephen Goin
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sgoin@wjfw.com

IRON COUNTY - In Iron County Saturday, an inmate escaped into the woods on foot after being taken to the hospital.

According to the Iron County Sheriff's department, an Illinois man was booked into the Iron County Jail on disorderly conduct charges and an outstanding felony warrant out of his home state.

Just before noon, he was taken to Aspirus Hospital in Ironwood, Michigan for a "medical issue."

Just after 1 p.m., the man, who was in restraints, attempted to escape and began to flee into the woods near the hospital. A sheriff's deputy pursued the inmate while requesting assistance.

The deputy apprehended the inmate within four minutes, prior to the arrival of other agencies.

The Gogebic County Sheriff's Department, Michigan State Police and the Iron County Sheriff responded to those calls for help.

The Illinois man could see additional charges as a result of the incident.

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