AUSTIN (KXAN) — The man-hunt continues for 34-year-old Dacious June Parker, also known as Corey. He was supposed to be heading to prison for 20 years,instead, he’s free, after escaping from University Medical Center at Breckenridge, where he was being treated for an undisclosed condition.
“He was just wanting to get away and waited for the opportune time for the officer not be there and bolted,” said Roger Wade, senior public information officer with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office.
Wade says Parker ran from his room, un-handcuffed once a deputy stepped out for just a moment. He’s now asking the public to be cautious.
“He’ll do anything he can to get away. When he left he didn’t have a weapon but we don’t know what he’s picked up along the way,” said Wade.
Parker was last seen running east from the hospital on 15th St., shoeless, with a hospital gown and pants. But deputies say he’ll do everything he can to change his appearance.
So who’s to blame for Parker getting away in the first place? That’s what deputies plan to find out.
“We’ll be doing a thorough investigation from our internal affairs unit to look into policies and procedures, to see if it was the policy that was wrong or if the officer needed to do something different,” said Wade.
Wade would not comment on specific security protocol.
The sheriff’s department says this is the first time in recent memory that a Travis County inmate has escaped from a hospital.
Dacious had been in the custody in Travis County since February 10th, 2015. He was convicted of a felony offense related to parole violations, on June 9th, 2015
and was sentenced to two decades in prison.
Dacious was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault causing serious bodily injury, a second degree felony, on November 11th, 2012.
Dacious is described as a six feet tall, around 165 pounds last seen wearing a hospital gown and blue hospital pants.
A warrant has been issued for Escape, Felony 3 with a bond set at $100,000.
Anyone with information concerning his whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS (512-472-8477).