Linn County Metro

Linn County inmate wanted after walking off from Mercy Medical Center

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Linn County Jail inmate walked away from Mercy Medical Center Monday morning, according to the sheriff’s office.

According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, 25-year-old Derek James Kacher, who is awaiting trial for probation revocation and driving while revoked, was taken to Mercy on Sunday to be treated for a medical issue. Deputies placed a detainer on him for his time at the hospital.

Authorities said they were notified around 10:37 a.m. Monday that Kacher had walked away from the hospital.

Kacher is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds, according to the sheriff’s office. He was last seen wearing orange jail pants and a beige patient gown.

Anyone with information on Kacher’s whereabouts is asked to call the Linn County Sheriff’s Office at 319-892-6100 or Cedar Rapids police at 319-286-5491.

l Comments: (319) 398-8238; lee.hermiston@thegazette.com

Give us feedback

We value your trust and work hard to provide fair, accurate coverage. If you have found an error or omission in our reporting, tell us here.

Or if you have a story idea we should look into? Tell us here.

CONTINUE READING

MORE Linn County Metro ARTICLES TO READ NEXT ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - A man arrested last week on warrants related to a two-month crime spree faces more charges.According to Linn County Attorney's Office criminal complaints, 26-year-old Austin D. Jackson, no permanent address, faces t ...

MARION - Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday evening. According to a Linn County Sheriff's Office news release, the sheriff's office, Marion police and fire and Area Ambulance responded to a report of a two-vehi ...

Give us feedback

We value your trust and work hard to provide fair, accurate coverage. If you have found an error or omission in our reporting, tell us here.

Or if you have a story idea we should look into? Tell us here.