Psych patient back in custody

A violent psych patient is back in custody after escaping from Whitehorse General Hospital last week. Chad Daniel Carlyle was at large Thursday…

A violent psych patient is back in custody after escaping from Whitehorse General Hospital last week.

Chad Daniel Carlyle was at large Thursday after the Yukon Review Board sent him to the hospital in the custody of Health and Social Services.

Carlyle escaped from the hospital, but was back in Yukon territorial court by Friday afternoon.

“He was taken directly from our custody to court,” said RCMP Cpl. Leanne Lind.

“We were advised at about 4 p.m. on Thursday… by the Yukon Review Board that (Carlyle) was in fact in breach of one of his conditions,” Lind said Monday.

“He was located Friday, just around noon.”

Carlyle had been charged with assault and uttering death threats after an altercation with two men in Whitehorse in September 2005.

In November 2005, territorial court judge Heino Lilles found Carlyle “not criminally responsible” for his actions because of a mental disorder.

Carlyle’s court file indicates that he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, as well as addictions to street drugs and alcohol.

He “continues to pose a significant risk to the safety of the public,” reads the review board order that sent Carlyle to hospital in Whitehorse.

The order required Carlyle placed in a psychiatric hospital as soon as possible, but noted that no such facility exists in the Yukon.

The Yukon has an arrangement with the Alberta Hospital near Edmonton, Alberta, to send mentally ill Yukon patients for treatment.

After his court appearance Friday, Carlyle went to the Whitehorse Correctional Centre.

“He should still be there,” said Lind.