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Last of 4 who escaped Prince George County prison camp surrenders

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All four inmates who escaped are now in custody

This photo provided by Federal Bureau of Prisons shows from left, Corey Branch, Tavares Lajuane Graham, Lamonte Rashawn Willis and Kareem Allen Shaw. Federal officials say the four inmates walked away from a federal prison’s satellite camp in Prince George County.

The last of four inmates who walked away from a minimum-security satellite camp at the Federal Correctional Complex Petersburg surrendered Wednesday morning without incident, the U.S. Marshals Service said.

Lamonte Rashawn Willis, 30, of Suffolk turned himself in just after 10 a.m. to U.S. Marshals and Federal Bureau of Prisons officials at the Federal Correctional Center Petersburg’s Medium Security Facility in Prince George County, said Kevin Connolly, a supervisor with the Marshals Service Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Two of the other escaped inmates, Corey Branch, 41, and Kareem Shaw, 46, surrendered just after midnight Tuesday to the staff of the facility where they were housed. Tavares Graham, 44, surrendered early Sunday morning.

The four men left the satellite camp around 9:30 or 10 p.m. Friday, officials said, but weren’t discovered missing until around 1:45 a.m. Saturday.

The satellite camp houses low-security risk inmates in a dormitory, which is adjacent to the Federal Bureau of Prisons minimum-security facility at 1100 River Road in Prince George.

All escapees face new federal charges of escaping from a federal prison, which carries a punishment of up to five years incarceration.

The four inmates were serving sentences ranging from 10 to 18 years for major drug offenses involving fentanyl, cocaine or heroin and/or crimes involving possession of firearms.


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