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Manhunt In Jefferson County

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Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies are following new leads in the search for a home invasion suspect who escaped from St. Vincent's East in just a gown and handcuffs. They are warning anyone caught helping him could also face arrest.

Investigators say 19-year-old Deandrea Miles is suspected of breaking into a house in Pinson Friday with two others. They also say he was shot during the home invasion and was dropped off at the emergency room. However, he escaped out of his wheelchair Sunday and deputies found his hospital bracelet in some near-by woods.

The peaceful neighborhood of Sherman Oaks Drive was manned with deputies positioning themselves with guns Sunday afternoon. "I'm going to make sure my alarm is on." Lorace Dewar says when she pulled up to her driveway she saw the Sheriff.

Deputies launched a manhunt looking for 19-year-old Deandrea Miles. They searched the woods near Saint Vincent's East. Investigators say Miles was shot in the chest during a Pinson home invasion on Jupiter Road Friday and was dropped off at the hospital by the other two suspects. Sunday, he was being released from the hospital when he escaped from his wheelchair wearing cuffs and a hospital gown.

The news of the manhunt surprised families celebrating Father's day in a near-by park. Patricia Goshay noticed a patrol car monitoring the area . "He was doing his patrolling, he was driving slowly, looking left and right, but still when he's not around anything can happen."

Here's a description of Miles. He's a black man, around 6 foot 4 and weighs 170 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office at 325-1450. So far, no charges have been filed in the home break-in.

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