Search continues for inmate after hospital escape

Van police are searching for 26-year-old Drashaydrian Montell Hunter who escaped from a Tyler hospital on Thursday.

Authorities in Van are still searching for 26-year-old Drashaydrian Montell Hunter who escaped from a Tyler hospital on Thursday.

According to Van police, Hunter was originally taken into custody for suspected carjacking Thursday morning and taken to Christus Trinity Mother Frances hospital after suffering injuries in a chase with police.

Sergeant Melissa Davis with Van police said that after providing officers with a false name, Hunter took off while officers were escorting him through the hospital in a wheelchair.

If you have any information about Hunter’s whereabouts, you are urged to contact the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office.

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