Last inmate of a group that escaped from Virginia federal prison has been recaptured

AAll four of the inmates who escaped from a federal compound in Virginia are back behind bars after the last inmate was recaptured, officials said Wednesday.

The latest escapee, Lamonte Rashawn Willis, was returned to FCC Petersburg at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, while two others, Corey Branch and Kareem Allen Shaw, were released early Tuesday morning, and Tavares Lajuane Graham was back in custody Sunday morning . said Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman Randilee Giamusso. Washington Examiner.

The four detainees were reported missing around 1:45 a.m. Saturday during a security check. Details of their escape and recapture have not been released.

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Willis, 30, was sentenced to 216 months for possession and receiving of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, court documents show. Branch, 41, was sentenced to 16 months for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and possession of a firearm as a felon.

Shaw, 46, was sentenced to 194 months for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a measurable amount of heroin. Graham, 44, received a total sentence of 120 months for possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and 28 grams or more of base cocaine. He was also charged with possession of a firearm in connection with a drug trafficking felony, according to police.

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The US Marshals Service will charge the four inmates with escaping from federal prison, which carries a sentence of up to five years in prison. They will have to serve their new sentence, in addition to the federal sentences they were serving before their escape, if they are found guilty.

The FCC Petersburg satellite camp is a minimum-security facility and houses 185 male offenders. The office has come under scrutiny in recent years for inmate escapes.

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