Manhunt underway after inmate escapes from Newton County hospital

Kendrick Hurst

NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. — Police, deputies and Georgia State Patrol Troopers are searching for an inmate who escaped from a hospital on Saturday afternoon.

Kendrick Hurst, 34, escaped from Piedmont Newton Hospital in Covington.

Hurst was arrested on April 28 on charges of terroristic threats, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, obstruction, and several traffic violations.

He is described as being five feet, 10 inches tall and approximately 190 pounds.

When he escaped, he was wearing a bright lime green jumpsuit. He has a lip piercing and face tattoos.

Anyone who sees him should call 911 immediately.

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