Escaped inmate captured


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(Photo submitted) An inmate who walked off a highway work crew in Wilkes County last month has been taken into custody in West Virginia.


BECKLEY, West Virginia -A Burke County inmate that walked away from a highway work crew in Wilkes County nearly a month ago has been taken into custody.

Authorities in West Virginia said Wednesday evening Jason Strickland had been taken into law enforcement custody in West Virginia, according to a press release issued by the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

“Strickland was located today when he checked into in a homeless shelter in Beckley, West Virginia and arrested there by the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department,” according to the release.

Strickland escaped by leaving a highway work crew in Wilkes County on July 27. That day he was picked up by a female driving an SUV. Several days later he was spotted at a shop in Galax, VA, but there had been no leads since then.

Preparations are being made for Strickland’s extradition to North Carolina, according to the release.

(Photo submitted) An inmate who walked off a highway work crew in Wilkes County last month has been taken into custody in West Virginia.
http://jeffersonpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_JasonStrickland-1.jpg(Photo submitted) An inmate who walked off a highway work crew in Wilkes County last month has been taken into custody in West Virginia.

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