DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
ST. LOUIS – Offender Tommy Boyd, DOC No.526454, has been returned to Missouri Department of Corrections custody after walking out of St. Louis Mercy Hospital South, where he had been receiving emergency medical treatment.
Boyd, a Potosi Corrections Center inmate, left the hospital at about 4:04 a.m., Sept. 21, and was apprehended shortly before 8 p.m. the same day on Watson Road in St. Louis.
“We are grateful to the St. Louis County Police Department, the Missouri [State] Highway Patrol and the U.S. Marshals Service, who worked together to locate and apprehend Boyd with support from our Fugitive Apprehension Team, Corrections Emergency Response Teams (CERT) and Dog Teams,” reads a news release issued by Missouri Department of Corrections Communications Officer Karen Pojmann. “Their decisive action, professionalism and diligence helped protect the safety of Missourians and bring a swift resolution to this critical incident.”
Pojmann indicated, while the department has a strict protocol in place for transportation and supervision of offenders receiving hospital care, the department’s investigation has concluded that departmental protocol was not followed regarding offender Boyd at Mercy Hospital South.
“Appropriate personnel action has been taken,” reads the release.
Boyd is serving a 30-year sentence for a 2007 conviction of felony enticement of a child from Greene County.