Female inmate who did not return to jail after medical furlough is back in custody

Ada County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Molly Brown early Wednesday morning when they found her walking down Franklin Road.

Deputies had been looking for the 23-year-old Brown since Friday, when she did not turn herself back in at the Ada County Jail after she was released earlier that day for a court-ordered medical appointment.

Molly H. Brown is charged with felony counts of escape and failure to appear. Each of those charges has a $100,000 bond.

Members of the ACTION (Anti-Crime Team In Our Neighborhoods) team had been actively searching for Brown and all patrol deputies were on the lookout for her. Deputies were also in contact with Boise Police detectives since her disappearance last week.

A patrol deputy saw Brown walking down Franklin Road, near Phillippi Street, just before 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. That wasn’t near any places previously associated with Brown. That deputy recognized Brown and arrested her without any further incident.

Brown had been an inmate in the jail since Jan. 4 on several charges, including felony possession of controlled substance.

Brown was released into the custody of a family member Friday morning for a court-ordered medical appointment.

Brown was supposed to be back at the jail at 1 p.m. The family member dropped Brown off at the jail and watched her walk into the building before driving away.

Brown did not turn herself back in. She waited until the family member drove away and walked out of the building.

Brown is set to make her initial court appearance on the felony escape and failure to appear charges Thursday afternoon.

Deputies would like to thank Boise Police for their help in trying to find Brown.

The ACSO had over 250 court-ordered furloughs — when a judge orders that an inmate be temporarily released so that inmate can get services in the community that are not available at the jail — from the main facility in 2014. This is the first time this year that an inmate has not returned.

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