Man Escapes from Lexington hospital

Authorities are searching for a man who escaped from a Lexington hospital while he was in police custody.

The Dawson County Sheriff Gary Reiber says 26–year–old Jacob Wolsleben, also known as Jake Larson, was dressed in a hospital gown when he escaped from the tri–county hospital just after 4 o'clock this afternoon.

Reiber says Wolsleben ran a few blocks to his mother's house, and took off in his girlfriend's pickup.

Authorities  believe he's heading to Canada or Arizona.

Court records show Wolsleben has several convictions.