Missing Arkansas psychologist and psych patient arrested in Nevada

Police arrested the Arkansas psychologist and psychiatric patient who were on the run after leaving Little Rock-based Arkansas State Hospital March 20, reports KATV.

Police found 41-year-old Michelle Messer and 46-year-old Cory Chapin March 27 at a home in North Las Vegas. They were arrested on warrants for being fugitives from justice.

Seven days earlier, Arkansas State Hospital surveillance cameras captured Ms. Messer leaving the state-run facility with Mr. Chapin after hospital officials confronted her about providing contraband to the patient. Ms. Messer faces a misdemeanor charge of aiding in an unauthorized departure and a felony charge for providing prohibited articles to a patient.

Ms. Messer and Mr. Chapin, who are being held in the Clark County (Nev.) Detention Center without bond, will be extradited back to Arkansas, according to KSFM 5 News.

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