Mental health patient located after jumping out of ambulance

Published: Nov. 20, 2023 at 11:18 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 22, 2023 at 11:10 AM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A mental patient who was on the way to a mental health facility is now in jail, according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

On Sunday around 12:50 p.m., John Anthony Lowden Jr., 38, was being taken from Piedmont Augusta Hospital to a mental health facility by Gold Cross Ambulance Service.

When the ambulance was stopped on St. Sebastian Way at Walton Way, he jumped out the back and ran off, deputies said.

On Wednesday, authorities announced that he was located and committed to the Charles B. Webster Detention Center.