Murder suspect who fled is in jail

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An Aiken County murder suspect who fled from an Augusta hospital June 14 only to return a few days later is in jail.

Terrence Riley, 40, of Columbia, was taken to the Richmond County jail at about 5:51 p.m. today, according to a sheriff’s office jail committal.

Police believe Mr. Riley was one of four men who fatally shot Jerry Tyler in a Ridge Spring home invasion on June 12. Mr. Riley was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital after police say one of his partners accidentally shot him in his leg, lower abdomen and chest.

Police said at the time that he was in critical condition and that they believed he might not survive. A guard wasn’t placed at Mr. Riley’s hospital door because of his condition. Two days after he was admitted to MCG, police say, Mr. Riley walked out of the hospital to take a smoke break and left the area. He returned to the hospital emergency room a few days later to get pain medication and was spotted by an Aiken Public Safety officer and taken back into custody.

Once the extradition process is complete, he could be taken to the Aiken County Detention Center.

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Rolling Eyes
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Rolling Eyes 06/23/09 - 09:56 pm
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At least here he'll have a

At least here he'll have a guard when he takes a smoke break.........

storiesihaveread
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storiesihaveread 06/23/09 - 10:05 pm
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LOL ok he really needs to be

LOL ok he really needs to be locked up for returning to the same hospital to get pain meds. What a flipping IDIOT!!!!

Rolling Eyes
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Rolling Eyes 06/23/09 - 10:18 pm
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Stories, it makes a certain

Stories, it makes a certain sort of sense that he did this. Since he had such wonderful free care there, it is only to be expected that he should also get free pain dope. Sadly, in his hurry to leave he'd forgotten to demand them and had to return . Also, he knows that the hospital has an 'open door' policy and so had no worries about leaving again......... LOL

cajunnana2000
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cajunnana2000 06/24/09 - 12:49 am
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What do you mean,spotted and

What do you mean,spotted and taken BACK in custody? He was NEVER in custody, thats why he had the right to leave the hospital whenever he wanted to. Just say somebody dropped the ball, and go ahead and do what you gotta do.

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lowellbrown 06/24/09 - 11:32 am
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Bizarre. It'll be

Bizarre. It'll be interesting when the whole story of the shooting incident and the escape can come out.

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