A court-committed detainee with a dangerous history has escaped from an East Mead Township youth detention facility. State Police say 19-year-old Michael Andre Washington, Jr., escaped from the Vision Quest Lee Prep Academy on Route 198 late last night. He was committed to the facility for Aggravated Assault, resisting arrest and other charges. Police say Washington has a history of firearm and robbery related charges.
Washington is described as a black male, standing about 6' 1", weighing 135 pounds, with facial hair, a navy t-shirt or sweat shirt and navy shorts or pants.
Washington's mother lives in Philadelphia and his last known address is in Lancaster.
Anyone with information is asked to call the State Police in Meadville at 814-332-6911.
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