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.

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