Felon sought after escaping from mental hospital

Published 7:43 pm Sunday, April 17, 2022

One of two felons who escaped from Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg on Sunday has Suffolk connections.
Bryant Marcus Wilkerson, 29, was indicted by a Suffolk grand jury in December 2020 on six counts of failure to appear on a felony charge.
Anyone who has information on Wilkerson or knows his whereabouts is asked to contact Virginia State Police at 757-424-6800, #77, or questions@vsp.virginia.gov.
Wilkerson is considered to be armed and dangerous.
The other man, Austin Preston Leigh, 31, was taken into custody by the Chesapeake Police Department later Sunday. Leigh told police he doesn’t know Wilkerson or his whereabouts.
A Virginia State Police spokeswoman said it appeared that the two men damaged an interior wall as a means of making their escape.

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