Police continue search for escaped inmate from Winooski

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BURLINGTON — Police are seeking the public’s help in locating an escaped inmate.

As the search continues for Jason Frye, 38, of Winooski, troopers obtained surveillance footage of Frye accompanied by an unknown woman at an apartment building in the City of Winooski shortly before the vehicle crash on March 24.

Troopers are seeking to identify the female in order to determine her level of involvement in Frye’s escape.

Additional photos of Frye along with the woman were released today.

The investigation began when authorities were notified of an escape from custody on Friday, March 24, at the University of Vermont Medical Center.

Police say they encountered Jason Frye, 38, of Winooski, at about 7:45 p.m. following a single-car crash on I-89 south at around 8:00 p.m.

Police say 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 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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