Search suspended for suspect who escaped from hospital

Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a suspect who escaped from a hospital, wearing only a gown, slippers, and handcuffs.

19-year-old Deandrea Miles was in the process of being released from St. Vincent's East when he escaped. Miles is suspected of breaking into a house in Pinson Friday with two other suspects. The homeowner shot him and he was treated for a bullet wound in the chest.

Miles is described as being a 6'4, about 170 pounds, and wearing his hospital gown, one sock, and handcuffs.

Deputies, SWAT, K9 units, as well as the Sheriff's air unit searched a wooded area near the hospital Sunday afternoon. The search has resulted in only finding his hospital bracelet and one hospital sock. The search was suspended just after 8:00 p.m.

Law enforcement warns that anyone who aids or harbors the suspect could face charges.

Chief Deputy Randy Christian is confident Miles will be captured.

If you have any information, you are urged to call the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office at 325-1450 or dial 911.