Fort Pierce Police Seek Public's Help Finding Escaped Detainee Justice Reynolds
Fort Pierce - Friday February 2, 2024: The Fort Pierce Police Department (FPPD) is asking for the public’s help in locating a 19-year-old Justice J. Reynolds, a detainee, who "walked away" from HCA Florida Lawnwood Hospital in Fort Pierce Thursday night.
About 9:15 a.m. last night, Reynolds walked out of the hospital in the 1700 block of 23rd Street and headed west on foot. He is described as a white male, standing 5-foot-8-inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. He has brown hair, brown eyes and tattoos on his chest and both arms. He was last seen wearing black shorts and no shirt.
In response to an email from WQCS News, FPPD spokesman Larry Croom made it clear that Reynolds was not a Fort Pierce Police prisoner, and had not been in FPPD's custody. "We were called when he escaped while at HCA Florida Lawnwood Hospital," said Croom.
Reynolds had been in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice when he walked out of the hospital, said Croom. He was a detainee at the Everglades Youth Academy in Okeechobee. It's not clear why he was at Lawnwood Hospital.
Anyone with information about Reynolds or his whereabouts should avoid contact with him and call 911 immediately.