Florida Woman, Who Was An Admitted Inmate, Re-Arrested After Escaping From Hospital While In Custody

A Florida woman with a checkered legal past is behind bars after escaping from an Ocala hospital while in custody.

Jessica Ann Potter, 26, was arrested on felony warrants for numerous drug charges and admitted to Ocala Regional Medical Center with undisclosed medical issues. She was accepted as an inmate in the Marion County Jail and a detention deputy was assigned to respond to the hospital and watch over her, a sheriff’s office report states.

Potter fled from the hospital while attempting to escape custody, the report says. She was eventually located in the 400 block of S.E. 12th Street by a sheriff’s major in an unmarked patrol vehicle. Potter ignored the major’s commands to stop, ran through several backyards and jumped two fences before being taken into custody.

Potter was transported by Marion County Fire Rescue back to Ocala Regional Medical Center for clearance. She was charged with escape, resisting an officer without violence, possession of methamphetamine, possession of Fentanyl, possession of THC oil, possession of drug paraphernalia and eight bench warrants for drug charges. She was being held on no bond.

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