Police capture inmate who escaped Md. hospital

Timothy David Powers, 52. (Photo Credit: Howard County Police Department)

UPDATE: Detectives found Timothy David Powers Friday afternoon in Laurel and took him back into custody without incident.


Police are searching for an inmate who reportedly walked away from a hospital in Columbia, Maryland Thursday evening.

According to authorities, Timothy David Powers, 52, is a minimum security detention center inmate and was receiving treatment at the Howard County General Hospital when he made an unauthorized exit around 8 p.m.

Police conducted a search in the immediate area of the hospital but the 52-year-old was not located.

Authorities describe Powers as a white male, standing five feet and nine inches tall, and weighing 175 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

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