COLUMBIA, MD April 21 2017
An inmate from a minimum-security Detention Center walked away from the Howard County General Hospital Thursday night while he was there being treated.
Timothy David Powers, 52, of no fixed address, left the hospital in the 5700 block of Cedar Lane in Columbia around 8 p.m.
Powers is described as a white male, 5’9” tall and about 175 pounds. He was last seen wearing a burgundy sweater, jeans and shoes.
Now there are questions as to who was supposed to be watching Powers while he was at the hospital.
Police do sometimes leave a low risk prisoner at the hospital under the supervision of hospital security said a police official but police won’t say if this was the case.
Generally when an inmate of a detention facility gets transported to a hospital for an illness or medical emergency, the detention center or sheriff’s department is responsible said the police official.
Anyone with information should contact police by calling 911.