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Inmate taken into custody after walking away from Howard County hospital

A minimum security Detention Center inmate walked away from Howard County General Hospital on Thursday evening, police announced. (Photo courtesy Howard County Police)

COLUMBIA, Md. (WBFF) – A minimum security Detention Center inmate walked away from Howard County General Hospital on Thursday evening, police announced.

According to investigators 52-year-old Timothy David Powers left the hospital, where he was being treated, around 8 p.m. -- but searches in areas surrounding the hospital were unsuccessful.

Police issued a warrant for his arrest and released his photo to the public, asking tipsters to call 911.

On Friday afternoon police announced Powers had been located in Laurel and taken into custody without incident.

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