Coffee County murder suspect captured after hospital escape

39-year-old Joshua Carl Parrott / Photo: Coffee County Sheriff's Office

A Coffee County inmate tried to make a break for it Tuesday morning after a hospital visit, but didn't make it too far.

Deputies say 39-year-old Joshua Carl Parrott was being treated at Coffee Regional Medical Center and was able to divert the attention of a Coffee County deputy.

He was then able to dash out of the hospital to a nearby convenience store. He was able to get a ride from there from an unsuspecting resident.

Deputies were able to get a description of the vehicle and make a traffic stop, taking Parrott into custody.

Parrott now faces a charge of escape while awaiting trial on charges of murder, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon while committing a crime and theft by taking.

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