Prisoner who walked away from Howard County hospital is back in custody, police say

A 52-year-old inmate at a minimum security jail who walked away from Howard County General Hospital on Thursday night was located and arrested Friday in Laurel, according to Howard County police.

Timothy David Powers was receiving treatment at the hospital — located in the 5700 block of Cedar Lane in Columbia — when he walked out about 8 p.m., police said.

Police searched the area around the hospital, and past addresses associated with Powers but did not find him. He was located Friday afternoon in Luarel and taken into custody without incident, police said.

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