‘Armed and dangerous’ criminals escape Virginia mental institution


by: Tannock BlairNexstar Multimedia Cable

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JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) – Virginia State Police are looking for two felons who escaped from a Virginia mental hospital on Sunday.

Eastern State Hospital in James City County has asked Virginia State Police to 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 offenses in Virginia and Wilkerson is wanted for probation violations. Both patients now have additional warrants to escape from a mental institution, issued by the Department of Behavioral Health and Development.

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

Anyone with information about Leigh or Wilkerson, or their whereabouts, is asked to contact the Virginia State Police at 757-424-6800 or email questions@vsp.virginia.gov.


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