A Linton boy has been missing for 7 days after escaping from a facility in Indianapolis.
Chaise Smith was court ordered to be held in the Resource Treatment Facility in Indianapolis.
Because of his past and medical needs Chaise’s family says the longer he is missing the more worried they become about his safety.
“And that was the last time we spoke with him. He has refused to talk to us, refusing concealing, therapist,” says Terrie Smith, Chaise’s step mom.
The last time Chaise Smith’s family heard from him was in a courtroom after he came home for thanksgiving and left on bad terms.
“Any treatment facility he has been in is, “well I don’t like this therapist, they don’t do anything for me.” You know, “they don’t like me.” It is always something negative,” says Terrie Smith.
Chaise is prescribed medication which his family says makes a big difference in his behavior.
“He does his school work, he makes A’s and B’s on his work. When he don’t take it, he just, he won’t do anything. It is like he has got two sides, when he is on it and when he is not and he doesn’t think that he needs it,” says Chaise’s grandmother, Carma Smith.
His step mom says when Chaise escaped the treatment facility at the end of January he had not been on his medicine.
Resource has had various reports in the past of patients escaping and running away which is raising some red flags for chaise’s family.
“When you entrust these facilities with your children and their everyday lives and they are getting out, there is something wrong,” says Terrie Smith.
Chaise was last seen at the beginning of February in Elizabethtown, Kentucky according to his step mom, “he could be anywhere now there is just really no idea,” she says. “We just don’t know. We just pray to God that he is safe and get picked up and brought back.”
Chaise’s family says he was receiving treatment for behavior issues.
No one has heard from Chaise since he went missing, leaving his family wondering what he is doing to survive.
Terrie Smith says, “what are they doing for food? Are they taking stuff from stores? We just don’t know. So if they are going to start getting desperate something is going to start happening.”
We have reached out out to the treatment facility various times through phone and email to request a comment they have not responded.
If you have seen Chaise or know where he might be you can call the Greene County Sheriff’s Department at 812-384-4411
or the Indianapolis Metro Police Department at 317-847-2842