Davidson County inmate now back in custody after escaping from Nashville General Hospital

Posted at 10:18 AM, Dec 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 16:26:41-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Davidson County Sheriff's Office said an inmate who walked away from her room at Nashville General Hospital is now back in custody.

Officials said 38-year-old Stephanie Raymer, of Brick Church Pike, was booked into the Downtown Detention Center on Sunday and was admitted into Nashville General Hospital at Meharry on the following day.

She was seen on video leaving her hospital room at 4 a.m. Wednesday. DCSO officials said due to her medical condition, their policy did not allow the use of restraints.

Raymer is charged with felony probation violation. Investigators said she has a long criminal history dating back to 2001 including drug offenses, aggravated robbery, and aggravated assault.

She was brought back into custody by Metro Nashville police on Wednesday afternoon.

The DCSO said it is continuing its investigation into the escape.