Big Spring State Hospital Patient Escapes, Warrant Issued

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A Big Spring State Hospital patient has escaped and a warrant is out for his arrest.

19-year-old Christopher Arreola from Muleshoe was sent to the Big Spring State Hospital after he tried to commit suicide in the bailey county jail.

Arreola was sent to the hospital for evaluation.

The Bailey County Sheriff's Office was supposed to pick him up on Thursday, but we're told Arreola took off before they got the chance.

They believe that he was picked up by his girlfriend in a pick-up.

Authorities found the truck in Muleshoe on Friday morning but believe Arreola may be hiding out in Lea County.

If you know where he is, call Police.