Petersburg police locate psychiatric patient who escaped for second time

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — A Chesterfield man who escaped from Poplar Springs Hospital in Petersburg for the second time this month on Monday has been located.

Petersburg police confirm that 27-year-old Joseph Nothnagel was found in Chesterfield and is en route to Poplar Springs Hospital.

Police say Nothnagel walked away from the mental health facility during an outdoor break Monday evening.

The last time Nothnagel went missing, he was located a day later in Chesterfield and returned to the hospital without incident.

This is a developing story. Stay with 8News for updates.

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