JEFFERSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says a prisoner tried to escape custody while at the hospital on January 28.
According to deputies, at around 3:10 p.m., corrections officers were at Crossroads Community Hospital guarding prisoner, 35-year-old Joshua Hart, of West Plains, Mo.
Deputies say Hart shoved a table into a nurse and corrections officer and tried to escape from the hospital.
The corrections officer was able to chase Hart down and restrain him. The other corrections officer and hospital staff assisted in handcuffing him.
Hart was taken to the Jefferson County Justice Center. He is now facing additional charges of escape and aggravated battery to police.