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Virginia State Police Apprehend Eastern State Hospital Escapee

UPDATE (10/25/22, 1:50 p.m.):
Virginia State Police (VSP) announced that the search for the Eastern State Hospital escapee has concluded. According to VSP Public Relations Director Corinne N. Geller, “At approximately noon Tuesday (Oct. 25, 2022), James City County Police were alerted to an individual fitting the description of Christopher Feagin, 32, inside a convenience store in the 6400 block of Richmond Rd/Route 60. James City County Police and state police immediately responded and took Feagin into custody nearby without incident. He was transported to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail and is being processed on a felony warrant for escaping the hospital.

Further investigation has also confirmed that Christopher Feagin is one of several aliases he has used over the years. He is actually Michael Lee Corey Malone, 32.
Malone escaped Eastern State Hospital at around 1:40 a.m. Monday, Oct. 25, 2022. He has no last known address, but was arrested in August by City of Virginia Beach Police. He also has ties to Lexington, S.C.
Search efforts continued overnight and on through Tuesday, to include resources from the Virginia State Police, U.S. Marshals Service, and James City County Police.
The investigation into this incident remains ongoing.”


Christopher Feagin (Virginia State Police)

RICHMOND — Virginia State Police are seeking information related to an individual who escaped early Monday from Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg.

According to police, Christopher Feagin, 32, is a white male with numerous tattoos on both arms, as well as one of a skull with a woman’s face on his face.
He uses multiple aliases, including Michael Lee Malone and Christopher Feagih, police said.
He was last seen wearing gray sweatpants with a gray shirt and gray sweater. Police describe Feagin as having brown hair, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 135 pounds.
Virginia State Police said at this stage of its ongoing criminal investigation, it appears Feagin escaped the hospital facility around 1:40 a.m. Monday.
He has no last known address, police said, but was arrested in August by City of Virginia Beach Police. He also has ties to Lexington, South Carolina. Search efforts remain ongoing using state and local law enforcement resources, according to Virginia State Police.
Anyone with information concerning Feagin’s whereabouts is encouraged to call Virginia State Police at 757-424-6800 or email

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