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Police Say Inmate Tried to Escape Hospital After Treatment

Anthony Gilbert Garcia is charged with escape.
    A 23-year-old man remains in the Wichita County Jail after officers say he asked to be taken to the hospital following his arrest, then tried to escape while there.
    Burkburnett Police they went to the 600 block of Akers in reference to a theft.
    They say they located the suspect, 23-year-old Anthony Gilbert Garcia.
    He told officers he had taken more than one dozen pills, smoked drugs, and drank 80 ounces of beer before being arrested, and requested to go to the emergency room.
    Police say Garcia was admitted, then later tried to escape his hospital room.
    An officer and hospital staff were able to stop him.
    Garcia is charged with escape, resisting arrest, and two outstanding warrants: one for criminal trespass, the other for a probation violation.
    Bonds total $27-thousand.
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