Walkaway from Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo Found

To join the conversation on this story and others, "like" our KKTV 11 News Facebook page!

The Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo says they have located a patient who walked away from the hospital after getting a pass to leave.

The institute says 29-year-old Eric Lange was located around 9:26 am on July 3 at a local business in Pueblo. He is now in custody. He went missing around 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 2.

Lange was committed to the institute back in 2005 after pleading not guilty by reason of insanity to arson charges in Larimer county.

In the past, Lange had also has a conviction of 3rd degree assault from 2005, in which he pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to unsupervised probation.

The following is a statement released by the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo when Lange went missing:

" When the patients are in a controlled environment and are taking their medications we feel they are not a danger, but there is a potential for them to be a threat to public safety when they are not in the controlled environment."

KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 49782437 - kktv.com/a?a=49782437
Gray Television, Inc.