Deputies Search for Eastern State Hospital Escapee


Update: Leeds has been located and is in custody. Spokane Police Officers located Leeds at the Intermodal Center where he was safely taken into custody.  Thank you to everyone who called in and assisted with his capture.

Deputies Search for Eastern State Hospital Escapee

Eastern State Hospital staff reported 39-year-old Dustin P. Leeds escaped from the facility and was last seen at approximately 7:55 p.m. this evening.  Leeds reportedly suffers from an unspecified psychotic disorder and has a lengthy history of assault.  Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies are attempting to locate Leeds and are asking for the public’s help.

On June 9, 2017, just after 10:00 p.m., Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Eastern State Hospital located at 850 W. Maple Street, Medical Lake to search for a reported escapee, Dustin P. Leeds.

Staff reports Leeds was last known to be at the facility at approximately 7:55 p.m., but in is unknown what time he actually made his escape.

While searching the hospital grounds, deputes located a broken latch on one of the perimeter gates but do not know if Leeds broke it during his escape.

Leeds is described as a white male, 5’11”, medium build (approximately 180 lbs), brown hair, and blue eyes.  He was last seen wearing black sweatpants and a black sports jersey with red trim.

Leeds has a diamond stud stone under one of his eyes, thick dark penciled pointy eyebrows, and is possibly wearing mascara.

Leeds is believed to be alone and on foot but that cannot be verified.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or knows of his location is urged to call 911 immediately, reference #10072770.

If seen, do not approach Leeds.  With his assaultive history and unknown mental state, it is not known if he will be violent or how he will respond when contacted.

Deputy Mark Gregory
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office

Spokane Valley Police Department
Public Information Officer

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