The four inmates who escaped from a minimum-security prison satellite camp in Virginia over the weekend are now back in custody, the US Marshals Service and the Federal Bureau of Prisons announced on Wednesday.
The inmates were discovered missing from the satellite camp at the Petersburg Federal Correctional Complex in Hopewell, Va., around 1:45 a.m. Saturday, the office said in a Saturday news release.
Tavaraes Lajuane Graham, Corey Branch, Lamonte Rashawn Willis and Kareem Allen Shaw left the minimum-security camp around 10 p.m. Friday and it took a few hours before their absence was detected, said senior inspector Kevin Connolly of the group of regional work on fugitives from the capital region.
Graham returned to camp and surrendered early Sunday and Branch and Shaw surrendered Tuesday, officials said. Willis surrendered to the Petersburg Medium Security Center on Wednesday, officials said.
Bureau officials gave no details of the escape but said on Saturday that an internal investigation had been opened. According to the bureau’s website, its minimum-security satellite camps have sleeping quarters and limited or no perimeter fencing. They provide inmate labor to the main facility and offsite work programs.
The U.S. Marshals Service and office are continuing to investigate and will report their findings to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Richmond, Connolly said in a statement.
Graham, 44, was sentenced in the Eastern District of North Carolina to 10 years for possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and 28 grams or more of cocaine base, and possession of a firearm. fire as part of a crime of drug trafficking.
Branch, 41, was sentenced in the Eastern District of Virginia to more than 13 years for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and felony in possession of a firearm.
Willis, 30, was sentenced in the Eastern District of Virginia to 18 years for possession and concealment of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Shaw, 46, was sentenced in the Western District of Virginia to more than 16 years for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a measurable amount of heroin.