Prisoner Escapes Hospital in Police Cruiser, Crashes

Published: November 16, 2010

MEBANE, N.C. – A forensic patient being treated at UNC Hospitals was arrested after he escaped from the facility and stole a campus police car on Nov. 16. Farley Linford Bernard, 46, led police officers on a high-speed pursuit before crashing the police vehicle.

Bernard was serving a 25-year prison term for several carjacking related crimes, including first-degree kidnapping and robbery with a dangerous weapon, reports The Daily Tar Heel. Police received an alert after Bernard managed to get away from two armed corrections officers who were accompanying him at UNC Hospitals.

The hospital will soon begin an investigation into Bernard’s escape, according to the news source. Media relations manager for UNC Hospitals, Stephanie Crayton, said that the hospital conducts a risk assessment for each inmate who is treated.

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