Escaped inmate in custody after running away while at hospital

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UPDATE: Dawn Suggs, who escaped from custody while at Regional One Hospital, was taken into custody in West Memphis.

Suggs  was recaptured on Saturday at approximately 10:15 p.m. The West Memphis Police Department responded to a tip that the escaped inmate was spotted near the West Memphis Petro Truckstop. 

Undercover officers with the departments Violent Crimes Reduction Unit was able to identify the suspect. The inmate refused orders to get on the ground, tried to run away but was subdued by the officers before the arrest. 

Dawn Suggs is currently being transferred back to the custody of the Memphis Police Department and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

“I would like to thank all of our law enforcement officers that participated in the arrest,” said West Memphis Police Chief, Michael Pope 

ORIGINAL:

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Shelby County Division of Corrections is searching for an inmate they said escaped from custody early Saturday morning while he was at Regional One Hospital.

Dawn Suggs reportedly escaped early Saturday morning around 3:59 a.m. Suggs last known address is in West Memphis, Arkansas.

Officials said Suggs was running north from the hospital, dressed in a hospital gown, blue jeans
with a SCDC logo on his leg, white socks, and blue tennis shoe with loafers in his hands.

Suggs is serving a three year sentence for burglary of a building. Suggs was set to be released October of 2022.

This incident is under review by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and Division of Corrections Internal Affairs Unit.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Inmate Suggs, they should call 911 immediately.

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