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Resident who escaped Central State Hospital in custody

Richard Wilson Garrett
Richard Wilson Garrett(Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 6:19 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 25, 2021 at 6:56 PM EST
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PETERSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - The Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office said the resident who escaped Central State Hospital Tuesday afternoon is in custody.

Officials said Richard Wilson Garrett ran from hospital staff around 2:20 p.m. on Tuesday while being taken in between buildings.

The sheriff’s office said Garrett has a history of assaultive behavior.

The sheriff’s office posted on Facebook on Thanksgiving Day that Garrett was in custody.

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