Monday, September 21, 2009


Now this is just embarrassing.

He's apparently escaped twice before this year, why a third time?

Inmate escapes from Galveston hospital
by Jennifer Latson - Houston Chronicle

Police and prison officials are searching for a man who escaped from a Galveston hospital Saturday night while serving a 35-year prison sentence.

Joshua Duane Barnes — a 21-year-old who was convicted on a total of seven burglary charges in two counties, along with two charges of escape and one of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon — disappeared from his room at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice medical facility in Galveston around 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Officials said Barnes had appeared 15 minutes earlier during a routine inmate count, but was gone from his room at 8:30. Officers found a hole in the wall where a vent had been removed and several blankets were tied together, leading to the hospital's roof.

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