Inmate Who Escaped from Trident Hospital Recaptured

July 17, 2017, 9:31 am EST | Share:

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WTAT-TV) — The manhunt is over for a suspect on the run from Trident Hospital. 28-year-old Mariel Watson busted out of the hospital on Sunday by just walking out.

People in the area reported seeing a heavy police presence and a helicopter near Charleston Southern University earlier in the evening.

Watson was captured by the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office overnight.

He was first arrested by Goose Creek police on outstanding bench warrants for giving false information, resisting arrest and unlawful carrying of a firearm.

Watson was also wanted in Georgia for failing to register as a sex offender.

Officials with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office says the man simply walked out of Trident on foot. How he managed to escape is still under investigation.