A wounded man who was wearing only a towel was being taken to a hospital Wednesday morning and reportedly jumped up from the stretcher while the ambulance was stopped and ran away.
The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help with finding 54-year-old Keith Lynn Jones, who was last seen running in the area of Houston and Hartley Bridge roads about 9 a.m., according to a news release.
“Subject is butt-naked,” a deputy said on the police scanner before 11 a.m.
Deputies were called to the 3200 block of Hartley Bridge Road after someone spotted a man walking around, wearing only a towel. Deputies found Jones, who had apparently cut himself while breaking a window at his home, and called paramedics, the release said.
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Georgia State Patrol helicopters helped search for Jones, but it is possible he may be suffering from a mental illness and could be hiding, the release said.
Jones is a white man estimated to stand about 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs about 175 pounds. Jones has blue eyes and brown hair.
Anyone who spots Jones or knows of his whereabouts is asked to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500.
Telegraph writer Joe Kovac contributed to this report.