Prisoner on medical furlough runs from deputy near OSU’s campus

COLUMBUS (WCMH)– Police are searching for prisoner Jeffrey A. Adkins who was on a medical furlough from Ross County.

According to the Ross County Sheriff’s Office, Adkins, 25, was serving a 25 day sentence for petty theft in the Ross County Jail, and was also being held for a misdemeanor escape and resisting arrest.

Deputies say Adkins had hurt his left hand by shutting it in a jail door. When they took Adkins to Adena Regional Medical Center in Ross County, hospital staff informed correction officials that Adkins needed to be transported to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center for further treatment.

Adkins was granted a temporary medical furlough to receive treatment and he was required to appear in Chillicothe Municipal Court on January 9, at 9am.

The Ross County Sheriff’s Office says that on Monday, when a deputy attempted to question Adkins about a property crime that happened December 24, Adkins ran from the hospital. The deputy did briefly chase Adkins, but was unable to detain him.

Adkins is still considered on furlough until January 9, when he is expected to appear in court. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s