Police: Suspect back in custody after escaping Oceana Co. hospital

Posted at 4:20 AM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 21:09:50-04

Update (9:05 p.m. Aug. 27): The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office says Shane Curtis Smith was taken back into custody Monday evening. No other details were released.

Original story: 

SHELBY, Mich. — A manhunt is underway for a man who fled from the Shelby Lakeshore Hospital with handcuffs on.

Multiple law enforcement agencies are searching for Shane Curtis Smith, 30, from Hesperia.

We’re told Smith escaped from Shelby Lakeshore Hospital around 8:30 p.m. Sunday and has not been seen since.

The suspect is described as a white male, 30, approximately 5’6″, weighing roughly 170 pounds, and has long hair with a beard.  He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, gray jogging shorts and no shoes or socks.

Police are asking people to keep their homes and vehicles locked and to not approach this man if they see him.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 231-861-4400 or 911.