WARSAW, NC (WCTI) — The Duplin County Sheriff’s Office says a schizophrenic patient who escaped from a Staten Island, NY psychiatric center in July 2014 was captured near Warsaw, NC by Duplin County Sheriff’s Office deputies.
NC State Highway Patrol and the Wayne County Aviation Unit assisted in the search Thursday, October 16th says the sheriff’s office.
They report that Vadim Babyrev, 44, had been institutionalized after killing his mother by bludgeoning her to death with a clothing iron in 1999 in their Brooklyn home.
The sheriff’s office says a CSX railroad employee spotted Babyrev holding on to the side of a train between two railroad cars. The employee alerted authorities. The train conductor stopped the train near the DCSO deputy that had arrived on scene. The sheriff’s office says Babyrev took off running when he saw the deputy. A chase ensued through a wooded area, a chicken farm, and another wooded area near Isham Frederick and Willis Carr Roads in the Warsaw Community.
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