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Escaped inmate captured in North Carolina, according to Wise County Sheriff's Office

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WISE COUNTY, Va. – UPDATE: Deputies say the inmate who escaped from the Duffield Regional Jail while receiving hospital treatment has been captured.
    
The Wise County Sheriff's Office said Samuel Jackson Penley was arrested by officers in Bessemer City, North Carolina, after receiving a tip.
    
Penley escaped Friday from the Duffield Regional Jail Authority while receiving treatment at Lonesome Pine Hospital.

He was serving time for charges including resisting arrest.

Penley was in possession of a stolen Dodge Caravan minivan.


The sheriff's office says Penley will be extradited back to Virginia

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Wise County deputies continue searching for a man, who they say escaped from the Duffield Regional Jail.

Authorities say 54 year-old Samuel Penley fled from the Duffield Regional Jail Authority Friday.  

He was last seen in Big Stone Gap, wearing orange coveralls.

Deputies believe he is driving a stolen 2006 Dodge Caravan with a missing hubcap, minor body damage, an expired inspection sticker and a "Friends of Coal" decal on the back windshield.

It has license plate WMT-6279.


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