OCEAN BREEZE — A man who went missing last year from a psychiatric facility he was committed to after killing his mother was arrested last week for criminal contempt, prosecutors said.
Vadim Babyrev, 44, who admitted to killing his mother with an iron in 1999, escaped from South Beach Psychiatric Center, at 777 Seaview Ave., police said. Babyrev was given a day pass and was reported missing when he failed to return back from his unsupervised furlough at 7 p.m., police said.
In October 2014, Babyrev was arrested near Warsaw, N.C., for illegally riding a freight train and was carrying $7,740 in cash, an MP3 player, a U.S. green card and a foreign ID, a law enforcement source said.
He was held in a Duplin County Jail until he was brought back to South Beach Psychiatric Center on Dec. 10, the source said.
Babyrev was arrested on Jan. 21 and charged with criminal contempt at his arraignment in the psych center, the district attorney's office said. He's due back in court on March 6, according to court records.