Authorities work to find mental health institute escapee

11:40 PM, Feb 17, 2012   |    comments
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Authorities in several counties are working to track down a drug suspect who escaped from Lakeshore Mental Health Institute.

David Lynn Lawson is 21 years old.

Deputies in Campbell Co. arrested him earlier this month, then took him to Lakeshore. They say he escaped one day later, on Feb. 12. He's been on the run ever since.

Once Lawson is taken back into custody, investigators say he'll be charged with felony escape.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Campbell Co. Sheriff's Office at (423) 562-7446.

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