Federal prisoner captured after escaping from Truman Medical Center

Posted at 4:44 AM, Jan 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-31 14:47:20-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- UPDATE 1:35 PM 1/31/2018: A federal prisoner who escaped from Truman Medical Center Wednesday morning has been captured.

Larence Garth was taken into custody at about 1 p.m. at a residence in Kansas City.

A tip made through the Crimestoppers hotline led officials to Garth. There was $5,000 reward for information that led to his capture.

A release from the U.S. Marshals Office thanked the community for helping in his arrest.


The U.S. Marshals are searching the Kansas City area for an escaped federal prisoner.

Larence Garth escaped from Truman Medical Center, where he was receiving medical treatment, Tuesday evening. He's charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

He was born in 1984. Garth is 6 feet tall and weighs 180 pounds.

He was last seen wearing black jeans, black and white sneakers, and a blue paper shirt. He was handcuffed to a chain that was padlocked around his waist. 

Investigators said Garth ran east from the hospital along 24th Street toward 71 Highway and tried to convince someone to give him a ride.

The U.S. Marshals Service said a $5,000 reward is available for information leading to his capture. Contact Deputy U.S. Marshal Mike Stokes at 816-985-6915. Or contact the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477) or at