- Associated Press - Friday, May 8, 2015

SALINA, Kan. (AP) - Police say a man serving a sentence at Ellsworth Correctional Facility for attempted murder tried to escape Thursday while being treated at Salina Regional Health Center.

Capt. Mike Sweeney of the Salina Police Department said 26-year-old Paul Stotts was being treated in the hospital’s intensive care unit when he pushed a nurse and “started running down the hall with a guard in pursuit.” The guard, with the help of two nurses, tackled Stotts, who tried to grab the guard’s gun.

The Salina Journal (https://bit.ly/1cu35TY ) reports police arrived to help handcuff the inmate, who was transported back to prison.

According to Todd Britton, public information officer for Ellsworth Correctional Facility, Stotts had been at Salina Regional for two days.

Sweeney said it’s likely police will ask that the inmate be charged with battery.

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Information from: The Salina (Kan.) Journal, https://www.salina.com


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