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Sun Apr 17, 2022, 05:07 PM Apr 2022

'Armed and dangerous' felons escape Virginia mental institution.


Virginia State Police are looking for a pair of felons who escaped a Virginia mental hospital Sunday.

Eastern State Hospital in James City County requested Virginia State Police investigate and search for the two patients, 29-year-old Bryant Marcus Wilkerson and 31-year-old Austin Preston Leigh.

Both suspects are convicted felons with outstanding warrants, police said.

Leigh has outstanding warrants for drug-related offenses in Virginia and Wilkerson is wanted for felony probation violation. Both patients now have additional warrants for escaping a mental facility, taken out by the Department of Behavioral Health and Development.

Wilkerson is considered armed and dangerous, according to Virginia State Police.

Anyone that has information on either Leigh or Wilkerson, or knows of their whereabouts is asked to contact the Virginia State Police at 757-424-6800 or email at questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

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'Armed and dangerous' felons escape Virginia mental institution. (Original Post) SergeStorms Apr 2022 OP
What could possibly go wrong? Initech Apr 2022 #1
one of them has been captured IcyPeas Apr 2022 #2
That's good. SergeStorms Apr 2022 #3
looks like onethatcares Apr 2022 #4


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2. one of them has been captured
Sun Apr 17, 2022, 06:58 PM
Apr 2022

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — An escapee of a mental health facility was taken into custody Sunday night, while police are still searching for another escapee.

The Chesapeake Police Department captured Austin Preston Leigh, 31, around 5:45 p.m., according to Virginia State Police.

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