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Mental hospital escapee captured

by The Indiana Gazette on July 11, 2013 10:55 AM

DERRY — A court-committed patient at Torrance State Hospital who escaped Tuesday evening was captured about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to state police at Greensburg.

Steven Barron, 21, of Crabtree, scaled a high chain-link fence Tuesday and ran from the hospital into woods.

State police and other law enforcement officers with tracking dogs did not find him Tuesday night. State police gave no details on where or how Barron was apprehended Wednesday night.

Police did not say why Barron was committed to the facility, but said he is known to be volatile and proficient with knives.

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