DECATUR, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) —

PRESS RELEASE:

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit is asking for the public’s assistance in locating an escaped kidnapping suspect.

Officers said Torinto Christian “asked for medical assistance while in his cell and was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he slipped out of his handcuffs and fled from custody.” (photo: DeKalb Co. Sheriff’s Office)

The inmate, 35 year-old Decatur resident Torinto Antoine Christian, was arrested on Monday, April 13, 2020 and booked into the DeKalb County Jail on warrants charging him with Kidnapping and Aggravated Assault. Investigators say that Christian asked for medical assistance while in his cell and was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he slipped out of his handcuffs and fled from custody.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Torinto Antoine Christian is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 404-577-TIPS or the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit TIPLINE at 404-298-8132.