Mental health patient escapes from medical center

The Statesville Police Department is asking the public to be on the lookout for a male individual who has a bipolar disorder and violent tendencies.

A mental health patient from Davis Regional Medical Center, David Mackenzie escaped from the facility Sunday evening. Mackenzie is a white male in his late twenties with short brown hair and was last seen wearing blue hospital scrubs.

Individuals coming into contact with this person are urged to use extreme caution and call 911 or the Statesville Police Department immediately (704)878-3406.