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The fourth and final inmate to escape from a federal prison in Virginia is currently in custody, according to US Marshals.

Lamonte Rashawn Willis, 30, surrendered at 10 a.m. today, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said in a news release.

During a count on Saturday, June 18 at 1:45 a.m., Corey Branch, Tavares Lajuane Graham, Lamonte Rashawn Willis and Kareem Allen Shaw were discovered missing from the Federal Correctional Center satellite camp in Petersburg, the statement said.

This photo provided by the Federal Bureau of Prisons shows from left to right Corey Branch, Tavares Lajuane Graham, Lamonte Rashawn Willis and Kareem Allen Shaw. The Federal Bureau of Prisons says inmates Corey Branch, Tavares Lajuane Graham, Lamonte Rashawn Willis and Kareem Allen Shaw were discovered missing from the satellite camp at the Petersburg Federal Correctional Complex in Hopewell, Va. on Saturday, June 18, 2022.
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The inmates “moved away from a minimum-security prison in Hopewell, Virginia” around 9:30 p.m. the previous evening, according to US Marshals. Hopewell is approximately 20 miles from the state capital, Richmond. No further details regarding the escape were provided.

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Tavares Lajuane Graham, 44, surrendered on Monday June 20.

Cory Branch, 41, and Kareem Allen Shaw, 46, surrendered on Tuesday, June 21.

U.S. Marshals Senior Inspector Kevin Connolly thanked the media and credited the coverage for playing an important role in “helping our investigators safely close these fugitive investigations.”

Virginia prison fugitives are back in custody after escaping last week: US Marshals

The Petersburg Federal Correctional Center facility in Hopewell, Virginia, where inmates escaped and surrendered.
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All four inmates are going to be charged in connection with the escape, which Connolly says WFXR could potentially add five years to their prison terms.

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Graham is serving a 10-year sentence on charges of firearms and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Branch is serving a 13-year sentence for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and intent to distribute fentanyl.

Virginia prison fugitives are back in custody after escaping last week: US Marshals

US Marshals are investigating how the inmates escaped from the facility.

Shaw is serving a 16-year sentence for conspiracy to sell heroin.

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Willis is serving an 18-year sentence for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and for possession and concealment of a stolen firearm.

The US Marshals Service and the Federal Bureau of Prisons are investigating the escape.


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