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CrimeReport: Heartland Center inmate allowed to walk away from TMC

23:25  05 september  2019
23:25  05 september  2019 Source:   kmbc.com

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Authorities are investigating how an inmate was able to walk away from Truman Medical Center Sunday when they were supposed to be transported to the Heartland Center for Behavioral Change.

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Officers were called to investigate a reported escape Sunday afternoon. A detention officer at the Heartland Center said an inmate being held on a city charge was taken to the hospital for treatment, with the police following.

Detention officers later noticed the inmate was never returned to Heartland. When a detention officer called TMC to check on the inmate, TMC staff said the individual left the hospital just before 3 p.m.

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A report provided by police states while officers followed EMS crews to TMC and waited for Heartland personnel to arrive, no one from Heartland ever showed up at the hospital in regard to the inmate.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Kyoesha Johnson.

While Johnson walked away from Truman Medical Center, this incident has been listed as a prisoner escape from the Heartland Center -- the third in recent weeks.

This comes after the city's contract with the Jackson County jail ran out. The Heartland Center took on 110 inmates from the city, with another 70 being housed outside of Jackson County.

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