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Escaped home invasion suspect turned in by mother

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BIRMINGHAM - AL -

The home invasion suspect who escaped from a local hospital and lead Jefferson County deputies on a ground and air search is now in jail. The Sheriff's Office says 19 year old Deandre Curtis Miles is now charged with robbery and escaping.

Around 2pm Sunday, Miles was being wheeled out of St. Vincent's East Hospital after being treated for a gunshot wound when he fled in a hospital gown, slippers and handcuffs into a wooded area.

That lead to a ground and air search involving a SWAT team and two K-9 units. The search was suspended around 8pm when he was thought to be out of the area.

But the Sheriff's Office continued to follow leads and warned anyone who helped him that they could also face arrest.

A spokesperson for the office says they made contact with his mother at midnight who agreed to go home and wait for him to show up. But says she did not. Investigators learned she had picked her son up and told her she would face charges of hindering prosecution if she didn't turn him in.

After 1:00 am, deputies say Miles' mother pulled into a parking lot near the Birmingham Police Department's East Precinct to turn him in. But they say Miles tried to push his mother from the car and drove away nearly hitting two deputies. They were able to capture him- still wearing the hospital gown.

Miles is charged with robbery following a Friday break-in at a house on Jupiter Road in Pinson where he was shot in the chest by the homeowner. He is also charged with escaping. His bond is set at 120 thousand dollars.