Police: Robbery suspect who escaped hospital recaptured

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An armed robbery suspect who escaped from police custody at a Cobb County hospital earlier this month has been caught.

Jules Jackson, 19 was taken into custody in Kennesaw about a week after escaping from Wellstar Kenneston Hospital.

Arrest warrants obtained by FOX 5 News accuse Jackson and 26-year-old David Robbers of an armed robbery in the 2700 block of Leland Drive in Marietta on the afternoon of Nov. 1. The document states Jackson allegedly pulled out a black handgun and pointed it at the victim, then made off with cash, and the victim's backpack.

Officials said they believed Jackson may have swallowed a "potentially dangerous" amount of narcotics before being arrested, so they transported him to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Then, early the next morning, police said Jackson slipped out of his handcuffs and leaped out a window.

Hospital officials tell FOX 5 News he was discovered missing at around 3:30 in Friday morning and seen running across the roof. Authorities placed the hospital on temporary lockdown while a massive search and manhunt got underway but turned up nothing.

No word on how police were able to catch up with him or when his first appearance might be.

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