(12/19/18) A 19-year-old escaped from the Arkansas State Hospital (ASH) Tuesday morning, according to a ASH news release.
Around 9:50 a.m. Lamel Lamont Yancy escaped from ASH as he was being escorted to another area of the hospital.
The patient scaled a 12-foot perimeter fence before staff could get him down.
Staff immediately notified Arkansas State Hospital Police to begin a search for the patient.
Surrounding police departments also were alerted to assist in the search.
Yancy was in the state hospital for burglary and theft of property charges from Feb. 23 out of North Little Rock. He was sent to the state hospital by the judge for a mental evaluation November 5.
If anyone knows where Lamel Yancy is located they should contact the Arkansas State Hospital Police at 501-686-9212.