Dauphin County Prison Inmate Escapes Custody at Harrisburg Hospital; CrimeStoppers Offers $2K Reward
A Dauphin County Prison inmate escaped custody early Monday morning at Harrisburg Hospital.
Autum R. Flowers, 34, is considered a wanted fugitive, as of the time of this news release.
Flowers was incarcerated on Nov. 11 on drugs-related charges, including felony possession with intent to deliver.
She was hospitalized Saturday for a reported medical need and was at Harrisburg Hospital under guard of two corrections officers.
Just after midnight Monday morning, Flowers was able to escape from her hospital room and the facility.
Police are actively searching for Flowers, whose last known address was in Columbia, Lancaster County.
Anyone with information on Flowers’ whereabouts is asked to contact their local police department. Dauphin County CrimeStoppers is offering a reward up to $2,000 for information leading to Flowers’ arrest.
“We are actively working to determine how this happened and will take steps to minimize the chance it can happen again,” Warden Gregory Briggs said.
The two corrections officers are on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of an investigation. The Criminal Investigation Division of the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office is involved in the investigation to determine how Flowers eluded guard.
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