HOT SPRINGS (AP) - A Garland County inmate who escaped custody while being treated at a Hot Springs hospital now faces a felony escape charge.
Authorities say 21-year-old Jerrod Michael Cox was at Mercy Hospital Hot Springs on Oct. 24 for treatment of an undisclosed medical problem when he apparently walked out.
The Sentinel-Record reports that Cox was arrested Friday during a traffic stop in Garland County.
Cox had been in custody on misdemeanor counts of failure to appear.
Authorities say he now faces charges of third-degree escape. He's being held on $50,000 bond and has a court date set for Dec. 18. Authorities did not know if he had any attorney.Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.