Prisoner Back in Jail after Escape at Hospital

Posted at 12:19 PM, Oct 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-12 14:17:50-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)--A prisoner is back in jail after escaping police custody at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. 

With an officer in front and behind him, a handcuffed Casey Goodson ran away after he was instructed to walk toward the rear of a transport van. It happened as he was leaving the emergency room around 8:00 p.m. Friday.

The officers chased the 36-year-old man as he ran through the patient parking lot and then east down the exit ramp toward Medical Drive.

One officer tried to tase Goodson, but he kept running east down the exit ramp then into a stairwell under the women's pavilion.

The arrest affidavit says K-9 and additional units arrived.

Police say Goodson climbed a fence. They told him told to stop, but he refused those commands. He also tried hiding in the woods.

When police found him, he was still wearing the handcuffs. They say he complained of new injuries.

He was taken back to the emergency room, then to the Leon County Jail. He's charged with escape. According to the jail's web site, he's also charged with obstruction without violence, possessing narcotic equipment, grand theft of a vehicle, and producing meth.