One of the four escapees involved in the Virginia federal Prison escape in Hopewell has returned back to custody, as informed by the spokesperson for the Bureau of Prisons on Monday.
Tavares Lajuane Graham, the returned prisoner, is currently in the medium-security federal institution in Hopewell, as reported by BOP spokesperson Randilee Giamusso in an email.
Here is all we know about the Virginia Federal Prison Escape…
Virginia Federal Prison Escape!!
On Saturday at 1:45 AM, prisoners Corey Branch, Tavares Lajuane Graham, Kareem Allen Shaw, and Laminate Rashawn Willis were reported missing from the Federal Correctional Complex Petersburg’s Satellite camp, said the agency.
No further details about the escape of the inmates were said by the Bureau of Prisons except for the agency called it a “walkaway”.
The inmates involved in the Virginia federal prison escape were all serving over 10 years of a prison sentence in the prison.
Corey Branch, the 41-year-old black man who is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 200 pounds with black hair and brown eyes, was serving a 160-month sentence in the Virginia federal prison for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and illegal possession of a firearm.
The returned inmate Tavares Lajuane Graham, aged 44, was sentenced to 120 months for possession of 500 grams or more of cocaine and more than 28 grams of cocaine base. He was also convicted of illegal possession of firearms and his involvement in drug trafficking crimes.
Kareem Allen Shaw, who is a 46-year-old black man with a height of 5 feet 8 inches and weighs 167 pounds with black hair and brown eyes, was convicted of possession of a measurable amount of heroin with the intent of distribution and was serving a sentence of 194 months in prison.
Rashawn Willis, a 30-year-old black man with black hair and brown eyes and a height of 6 feet 2 inches, was serving a 2016 month sentence for illegally possessing a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the 44-year-old inmate involved in the Virginia federal prison escape returned to the Federal Correctional Complex’s minimum security Satellite camp and turned himself in early Sunday. After his return, Tavares Lajuane Graham was sent to a medium-security federal institute in Hopewell as reported by the Bureau of Prisons authorities.
Due to his felony escape from the Virginia federal prison, Tavares will possibly face an additional sentence of 5 years over his 10 years sentence, as reported by a Times-Dispatch.
The authorities still remain on the hunt for the other three missing convicts involved in the Virginia federal prison escape who was reported missing from the satellite camp on Saturday at approximately 1:45 PM.
The US Marshals hope for a reward of as much as $2000 per recovered inmate in order to prompt tips in the search for the three other inmates involved in the Virginia federal prison escape.
The satellite camp of the Federal Correctional Complex situated in Hopewell, Virginia is listed as a minimum-security facility with 185 male prison inmates currently serving their sentences in the facility.