State Police announced Wednesday afternoon that they have captured Jeremy Price, the teen indicted on manslaughter charges who escaped from a program on the grounds of Tewksbury State Hospital Monday night. Price was captured by the violent fugitive unit at 109 Deven Street in Dorchester after a two-day search, police said.
Price, 17, was indicted for manslaughter in 2007 but found to be mentally disabled and not competent to stand trial, according to prosecutors. A spokesman for the Suffolk County district attorney said Tuesday that Price in 2007 was charged in connection with punching a 41-year-old in the face, causing him to fall and hit his head on the curb, eventually dying of his injuries. Department of Mental Health spokeswoman Anna Chinappi told the News Service Tuesday that privacy laws limited how much she could divulge but said state officials were “working with the police and the treatment provider to ensure the client’s safe return.” Chinappi said the client appeared to have left, without authorization, an intensive residential treatment program called Centerpoint that’s funded by the department and operated by the Justice Resource Institute in a building on the hospital grounds.