Convicted Child Sex Offender Tommy Wayne Boyd Recaptured after Fleeing Missouri Hospital


The child sex offender, Tommy Wayne Boyd, formerly serving a three-decade-long prison sentence, was detained several hours following his successful absconding from a St. Louis, Missouri hospital. This prompted a massive manhunt involving federal, state, and local authorities.

Boyd, 45, was apprehended without causing any notable disturbance, according to St. Louis County Police. The police department extended their gratitude towards the vigilant community whose numerous tips proved instrumental in tracking down the dangerous criminal. Their statement emphatically asserted that, with Boyd’s recapture, there was now an enhanced sense of safety prevailing among the residents.

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Boyd was being incarcerated in the Missouri Department of Corrections, serving a 30-year sentence for a felony enticement of a child conviction, dating back to 2007. Adding to his grim record is a conviction for the sodomy of an 11-year-old boy in October 1996, as shown in records from the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s sex offender registry.

Boyd was admitted to Mercy Hospital South on Wednesday, transferred from the Potosi Correctional Facility for treatment. He bade his escape on foot, as seen on the hospital’s surveillance footage taken early Thursday morning. His disappearance was reported by the hospital staff at approximately 4 a.m. local time, as disclosed by the St. Louis County Police Department.

In somewhat unrelated yet significant news seeping in from around 240 miles northeast of St. Louis, authorities also sought another inmate, accidentally released from an Indianapolis detention center on September 13. The inmate in question, Kevin Mason, 28, was arrested on September 11, and released due to a clerical mishap as stated by Indiana’s Marion County Sheriff’s Office. Mason was wanted on the basis of three Minnesota warrants, including one for suspected involvement in a 2021 Minneapolis shooting.

These incidents follow closely on heels of the near fortnight-long manhunt for convicted murderer, Danilo Cavalcante, who fled a Pennsylvania county jail through an unconventional ‘crab-walking’ approach to the roof and was apprehended a week earlier. His escape took place on August 31.