Inmate walks away from hospital
by James Phillips
May 12, 2013 | 3436 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jasper police are searching for an inmate who walked away from Walker Baptist Medical Center late last week.

Police Chief Connie Cooner Rowe confirmed Saturday night that an active escape warrant had been issued for 19-year-old Victoria Marissa Parmer of Cordova.

Parmer had been given a 10-day sentence in Jasper Municipal Court on Thursday due to a misdemeanor charge against her, Rowe said. Parmer was taken into custody by Jasper police and escorted to the Winston County Jail in Double Springs. Shortly after arriving at the jail, Rowe said Parmer alleged to have a medical problem and needed to go to the hospital. She was transported by ambulance to Walker Baptist Medical Center.

“At some point after she arrived and entered the emergency room, she walked off,” Rowe said.

Rowe said Officer Scott Whorton was working security at the hospital Thursday night. She said standing guard over a misdemeanor inmate would not have been his only duty that night.

“She was a misdemeanor inmate with alleged medical issues which rose to a level of being transported by ambulance,” Rowe said. “With those considerations made, I would not have considered her a flight risk.”

Parmer is a white female, 5-foot-7, 145 pounds. She has blonde hair and blue eyes with light skin. She was last seen at WBMC at 1 a.m. Anyone with information regarding Parmer’s whereabouts, call the Jasper Police Department at 205-221-2121.