Escaped Inmate From Wilkes County Captured In West Virginia

Last Updated on August 25, 2016 10:31 am

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety has announced that North Carolina prison officials received notice late Wednesday that escaped inmate Jason Strickland was in law enforcement custody in West Virginia. Strickland was located when he checked into in a homeless shelter in Beckley, West Virginia and arrested there by the Raleigh County Sheriff's Department.

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.


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