Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

March 25, 2013

Police nab inmate who escapes from custody


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON — An inmate who fled this afternoon from the Mercer County Courthouse and Courthouse Annex area was quickly apprehended today after a brief chase.

Mercer County 911 received a call approximately 5:03 p.m. that an officer appeared to be chasing a male subject wearing an orange jump suit that is usually issued to inmates, according to a 911 dispatcher.

The fleeing subject, seen running toward Mercer Street in the vicinity of the Princeton Public Library, was caught by an officer with the Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, the dispatcher said. The inmate’s identity was not immediately available.