Winooski man wanted by police escapes from hospital

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BURLINGTON — Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a 38-year-old man from Winooski who escaped from custody Friday night.

Police say they encountered Jason Frye, 38, of Winooski, at about 7:45 p.m. following a single-car crash on I-89 south near exit 12 in Williston.

When police arrived on the scene of the crash, medical personnel were treating Frye, the driver of the vehicle, and preparing to transport him by ambulance to UVMMC.

Troopers learned that Frye was wanted on a return on mittimus warrant from the Department of Corrections related to a burglary citation he received from the Winooski Police Department on Thursday arising from a break-in at a convenience store.

Police say his underlying charge was assault and robbery with a weapon.

A trooper followed the ambulance to the hospital.

While at UVMMC, Frye left a treatment room without the knowledge of police or hospital personnel.

Police say no one was injured in the course of this incident.

Police conducted several K-9 tracks and canvasses of the surrounding area, and checked locations connected to Frye, but he remains at large.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call 802-878-7111.

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