Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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October 31, 2013

Inmate escapes from correctional facility in McDowell County

WELCH — An inmate from the Steven’s Correctional Facility escaped Thursday evening.

Lanny Markland was a trustee at the Steven’s Correctional Facility. He walked off the property and took off on foot, according to Cpl. B.J. Garrison State Police Welch Detachment.

Garrison, Tpr. J.R. Coburn, Tpr. C.A. Dunn, Sgt. C.F. Kane Welch detachment commander and Sgt. A.P. Christian Assistant detachment commander, along with McDowell Sheriff’s office and Welch Police Department are actively looking for Markland.

At this time if anyone has any information please call 911 or McDowell State Police.

— Contact Anne Elgin at

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