DeKalb inmate back in custody after escaping from hospital

Torinto Antoine Christian

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Torinto Antoine Christian

A DeKalb County jail inmate is back in custody more than a week after he escaped while at a local hospital, officials said.

Torinto Antoine Christian, 35, was returned to the jail Saturday, where he faces a new charge of felony escape.

DeKalb police first arrested Christian on kidnapping and aggravated assault charges April 13, according to jail records. The details about what led to those charges are not clear.

While in his cell Christian asked for medical help and was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, according to sheriff’s office spokeswoman Cynthia Williams.

At some point, Christian slipped out of his handcuffs and ran away from the hospital, she said.

“After a brief foot pursuit, sheriff’s investigators apprehended him without incident (Saturday) evening at a gas station on Moreland Avenue in Atlanta,” Williams said.

Christian remains in the jail with no bond.

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