Escaped inmate captured by Pulaski County authorities


An inmate who assaulted a jail employee and escaped from authorities has been captured, according to the New River Valley Regional Jail.

“Thank you to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, Radford City Police Dept., Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia DOC, US Marshalls Fugitive Task Force, and local citizens for your patience and assistance,” the jail said in a Facebook post.


Pulaski County authorities are searching for an escaped inmate.

On Oct. 5, Johnathan Woodie was being removed from a local drug rehab center by court order when he assaulted a jail employee and ran away, according to the New River Valley Regional Jail.

Woodie was last seen wearing a black shirt and grey sweatpants in the 6000 block of Hickman Cemetery Road in the Fairlawn area of the county, authorities said.

He is described as 5′9″ and weighs about 190 pounds.

According to court records, Woodie faces charges in several different localities across the region.

We’re told the New River Valley Regional Jail is working with local law enforcement to bring Woodie into custody.

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