This undated photo provided by the Sheriff's Office of Orange County, North America, shows Jataveon Dashawn Hall. The alleged burglar with a machete was arrested nearly two days after leaving the hospital where he was being treated. (Orange County Sheriff's Office via AP) (Photo: AP)
The suspect of a home invasion in North Carolina allegedly hit in the head with a machete brandished by an 11-year-old man was captured in the head two days after leaving the hospital.
Jataveon Dashawn Hall left the UNC medical center in Chapel Hill against the advice of a doctor "shortly before Friday at 8 pm," according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office in North Carolina. He was captured Sunday afternoon.
The process by which Hall left the hospital was examined. Hall was transferred to the Chapel Hill Hospital campus of the UNC Hospitals in Hillsborough and arrived about two hours after the alleged burglary in Mebane, North Carolina. WRAL-TV in North Carolina reported.
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According to an article posted on Facebook by OCSO, "Hall had broken into the boy's home on Yarborough Road, placed it in a closet and was removing electronics from the house when the boy l & # 39; Had struck. "
"Hall was only a suspect and there was no legal authority to keep him in custody", while he was at the Hillsborough Hospital, announced the sheriff's office.
At the time of his transfer to the hospital, Hall had burglary-related warrants, the sheriff's office announced. Hall's head was wrapped in a bandage when he was released Friday night from Chapel Hill Hospital, wearing "a doctor's shirt, blue socks and wearing what appeared to be a mug." d & # 39; water. "
In a statement to the United States TODAY, UNC Health Care said it does not want to "debate" this issue with the sheriff's office, but says that its nurses and doctors "can not be both caregivers and responsible for law enforcement ".
"On Friday night, our emergency department was extremely busy managing multiple trauma simultaneously," said the hospital in a statement. "Our nurses and doctors spend 100% of their time providing patient care – it's their job." The UNC Medical Center has always intended to work closely with OCSO, and we will continue to do it in the future. "
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Hall was captured by sheriff's deputies in Burlington, North Carolina, at his mother's and stepfather's, according to a Sunday article on Facebook. The Burlington police responded to anonymous information. Hall was at his mother's house.
Hall is held at the Orange County Detention Center with a deposit of $ 100,000.
"The agreement reached between all the forces of the order of our region and the hospital police to ensure the eventual arrest of a suspect after it has received Medical care has been around for decades, "said OSCO Chief Jamison Sykes on Facebook. when he failed. "
The sheriff's office said he had not learned that Hall had left the Chapel Hill hospital before Saturday afternoon.
"Our agency is very concerned about the events of this case," said Sykes. "As of now, we will institute the policy changes necessary to protect the public in situations like this.We expected to be warned before the Hall exit.When Hall left the hospital on Friday night against A doctor's opinion, we should certainly have been warned.
"But the most worrisome is that the hospital police did not even know that Hall had left the scene almost ten hours ago, because the absence of Hall was was discovered only when we made a phone call. "
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