- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 8, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities in Phoenix recaptured a Maricopa County jail inmate about five hours after he escaped from custody while at a hospital for a medical appointment.

Officials say 39-year-old John Todman fled in a stolen vehicle Wednesday morning after he bolted when let out of a transport vehicle at the county hospital.

Police Sgt. Trent Crump said Todman was found hiding under a bed in a home during a search of the neighborhood where the stolen vehicle was abandoned.

Crump says Todman will be a treated at a hospital and then rebooked into custody. Crump says a police dog bit Todman while dragging him out from under the bed.

Sheriff’s Lt. Brandon Jones says Todman is an ex-convict who is awaiting trial on charges of armed robbery and other crimes.



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