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Umstead Hospital Escapee Remains at Large

Posted November 6, 1996 12:00 a.m. EST

— A mental patient with a long history of violent crimes was captured Wednesday and returned to Umstead Hospital.

Police say 34-year-old Randall Dewoody escaped Monday night by apparently smugglin a screwdriver into the hospital to use prying a window open.

It was the second time in less than a week that a dangerous criminal escaped from a mental hospital in the Triangle