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Shreveport police seek inmate who escaped from hospital

Ralphell Young, 24 (Source: Shreveport Police Department via Twitter) Ralphell Young, 24 (Source: Shreveport Police Department via Twitter)
Shreveport police are searching for an inmate they say escaped from University Health Friday morning. (Source: Jacob Bradford/ KSLA News 12) Shreveport police are searching for an inmate they say escaped from University Health Friday morning. (Source: Jacob Bradford/ KSLA News 12)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Shreveport police are searching for a jail inmate they say escaped from University Health Friday morning.

Police are looking for 24-year-old Ralphell Young who they say escaped from the hospital around 3:30 a.m. It is unclear if he is considered dangerous.

Young was arrested Thursday morning for his role in an attempted kidnapping and for domestic abuse charges. He is accused of beating a woman and trying to force her into a car on Wednesday. 

Police say Young was taken to the hospital after he complained he had possible nerve damage following his arrest. He escaped as officers were putting him in a vehicle to take him back to the city jail.

Young was last seen wearing a Shreveport City Jail orange jumpsuit. He is described as 5'10"-5'11" and 190 pounds with a tattoo on his neck.

Police believe Young has a home in the 4000 block of Elliot Avenue in west Shreveport. 

Police, including K9 officers, initial concentrated their search around the hospital but have since scaled back and spread out.

A warrant for Young's arrests has been issued charging him with simple escape. Bond on that charge has been set at $500,000.

Anyone with information on where Young may be is asked to contact Shreveport police or call Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373. A reward is being offered for information leading to his capture.

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