Police Looking for Escaped Rapist

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Authorities are searching for a convicted rapist who escaped from Wayne County sheriff's deputies during a hospital appointment in Detroit.
The Wayne County sheriff's office says 45-year-old Willie Wright fled from deputies following a struggle shortly after noon Tuesday at Harper Hospital. He's awaiting sentencing for raping his ex-girlfriend, then shooting her in the head.
Deputies used pepper spray on the 6-foot-5, 270-pound Wright, but he still managed to get away. He was wearing a dark green jail uniform and leg shackles.
Wright is considered dangerous and possibly armed. Sheriff's spokeswoman Paula Bridges says he was convicted of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, assault with intent to murder and using a firearm during a felony.
Search dogs were called in to check the area around the hospital.


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  • by Ken Location: Mason on Jan 5, 2011 at 04:56 AM
    the keystone kops let another one get away!!! this guy was in leg shackles and they couldn't restrain him?! taser or glock would have restrained him, i am sure of it!!!!!
  • by Betty Location: Lansing on Jan 5, 2011 at 03:59 AM
    Can we PLEASE get an ACCURATE description? The most common question: skin color. Black? White? Come one, stop being politically correct when a better description would actually HELP THE PUBLIC.
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