Meth suspect accused of escaping from hospital back in custody

A man police say escaped from a hospital after being arrested is back in custody.

Corbin Police say 57-year-old Byron Howard was arrested Monday afternoon at another hospital in Harlan County.

Police say Howard had checked himself in for non-medical reasons.

Investigators arrested Howard on meth charges last week.

He complained of chest pains and was taken to a Corbin hospital, but police say he escaped.

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