One of the four inmates who broke out of a federal prison camp in Virginia has been apprehended.

A Bureau of Prisons (BOP) spokeswoman announced on Monday that one of the four guys who escaped from a federal prison camp in Hopewell, Virginia, over the weekend is now back in custody.

Tavares Lajuane Graham is presently in the medium-security federal prison in Hopewell, BOP spokesperson Randilee Giamusso noted in an email.

According to the FBI, Graham, 44, was serving a 120-month sentence for having a handgun in his possession while also having the intent to traffic in 500 grams or more of cocaine and 28 grams or more of cocaine base.

Authorities are still looking for Corey Branch, Lamonte Rashawn Willis, and Kareem Allen Shaw after they went missing from the satellite camp of the Federal Correctional Complex in Petersburg at around 1:45 a.m. on Saturday, according to the agency.

The BOP only described the escape as a “walkaway” in the news release; no other information was provided.

According to the prison bureau, the FBI, US Marshals Service, and other law enforcement organizations are assisting in the search for the guys.

Branch, 41, was a felon in possession of a handgun and was serving a 160-month sentence for fentanyl possession with the intent to distribute.

Willis, 30, was incarcerated for 216 months for having a stolen gun in his possession and for having a gun in his possession while a felon.

According to the news release from the agency, Shaw, 46, was given a 194-month sentence for conspiring to possess heroin with the purpose to distribute it in a significant amount.

According to the prison bureau, the satellite camp is classified as a minimum-security facility and is home to 185 male detainees at the moment.


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