HOPEWELL, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service and Federal Bureau of Prisons say all four inmates who escaped a minimum-security prison satellite camp in Virginia over the weekend are now back in custody. Officials said the inmates were discovered missing from the satellite camp of the Federal Correctional Complex Petersburg in Hopewell, Virginia, around 1:45 a.m. Saturday. Officials say Tavaraes Lajuane Graham returned to the camp and surrendered early Sunday. Corey Branch and Kareem Allen Shaw surrendered Tuesday and Lamonte Rashawn Willis surrendered at Petersburg’s medium security facility on Wednesday. According to the bureau’s website, its minimum-security satellite camps have dormitory housing and limited or no perimeter fencing.
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Jun 20, 2022 6:00 PM
HOPEWELL, Va. (AP) — Officials say one of four inmates who escaped from a federal prison’s satellite camp in Virginia over the weekend has turned himself in. The Richmond Times-Dispatch quotes a supervisor with the U.S. Marshals Service as saying that Tavaraes Lajuane Graham showed up at the satellite camp of the Federal Correctional Complex Petersburg early Sunday. Inmates Corey Branch, Lamonte Rashawn Willis and Kareem Allen Shaw are still at large. Kevin Connolly is a supervisor with the U.S. Marshals Service Capital Regional Fugitive Task Force. Connolly says investigators are following up on leads on the remaining escapees. The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a reward of up to $2,000 per escapee for information leading to their capture.
Jun 19, 2022 4:08 PM
EARLIER: Authorities haven’t released any updates about the search for four escaped inmates a day after they were discovered missing from a federal prison’s satellite camp in Virginia. The Federal Bureau of Prisons says inmates Corey Branch, Tavares Lajuane Graham, Lamonte Rashawn Willis and Kareem Allen Shaw were discovered missing from the Federal Correctional Complex Petersburg’s satellite camp in Hopewell, Virginia, around 1:45 a.m. Saturday. Officials did not release any details about how the inmates escaped. Officials say the U.S. Marshals Service, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies were notified and an internal investigation has been initiated. Officials didn’t release any new information about the search Sunday.