4 inmates who escaped from a prison camp in Virginia are back in custody : NPR

Corey Branch (from left), Tavares Lajuane Graham, Lamonte Rashawn Willis and Kareem Allen Shaw were found missing from the satellite camp at the Petersburg Federal Correctional Complex in Hopewell, Virginia, on Saturday.

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Corey Branch (from left), Tavares Lajuane Graham, Lamonte Rashawn Willis and Kareem Allen Shaw were found missing from the satellite camp at the Petersburg Federal Correctional Complex in Hopewell, Virginia, on Saturday.

Federal Bureau of Prisons via AP

HOPEWELL, Virginia — All four inmates who escaped a satellite minimum-security prison camp in Virginia over the weekend are back in custody, the US Marshals Service and the Federal Bureau of Prisons announced Wednesday.

The inmates were found missing from the satellite camp of the Petersburg Federal Correctional Complex in Hopewell, Virginia, around 1:45 am Saturday, the agency said in a press release on Saturday.

Tavaraes Lajuane Graham, Corey Branch, Lamonte Rashawn Willis and Kareem Allen Shaw left the minimum security camp around 10 pm on Friday and it took a few hours for their absence to be detected, said Task Force Senior Inspector Kevin Connolly. Capital Area Fugitives Regional.

Graham returned to the field and surrendered early on Sunday and Branch and Shaw surrendered on Tuesday, officials said. Willis surrendered at the Petersburg medium security facility on Wednesday, officials said.

An internal investigation into the leak is ongoing.

Agency officials did not release details about the escape but said on Saturday that an internal investigation had been launched. According to the agency’s website, its minimum-security satellite camps have limited or no dormitory accommodation and fences. They provide in-house labor for the main institution and for off-site work programs.

The US Marshals Service and the agency continue to investigate and will relay the findings to the US Attorney’s Office in Richmond, Connolly said in a statement.

Graham, 44, was sentenced in the Eastern District of North Carolina to 10 years for possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and 28 grams or more of cocaine base and possession of a firearm in support of a felony. of drug trafficking.

Branch, 41, was sentenced in the Eastern District of Virginia to more than 13 years for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and criminal in possession of a firearm.

Willis, 30, was sentenced in the Eastern District of Virginia to 18 years for possessing and concealing a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Shaw, 46, was sentenced in the Western District of Virginia to more than 16 years for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a measurable amount of heroin.

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