Inmate flees State Hospital South in Blackfoot

Posted at 10:01 AM, Dec 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-07 12:01:42-05

BLACKFOOT, Idaho (AP) -- Eastern Idaho authorities say they're looking for a man with violent tendencies who walked away from a mental health facility over the weekend.

Police say 33-year-old Dustin Jarret Hinkle left State Hospital South at about 9 a.m. Saturday.

Hinkle is 6 feet tall and weighs 189 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt, pants and gloves with white stripes.

Authorities say Hinkle might be headed for Boise or Billings, Montana.

Hinkle had been at State Hospital South under a court order to receive treatment.

Authorities say that anyone who spots Hinkle should immediately call 911.