03/19/2009

Mo. inmate overpowers officer, escapes from hospital

By Kim Bell
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — An inmate escaped from St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles late Tuesday night by overpowering a guard after they both got zapped and entangled in the wires of the guard's stun gun.

Authorities today are still searching for the escapee -- identified as David M. Rocklage, 25, of St. Peters, who is charged with distributing cocaine.

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