Police searching for escaped Martinsville inmate

By Jeff Williamson - Digital Content Manager

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped custody in Martinsville on Wednesday afternoon.

Dekey Trevor Penn jumped from a garbage truck in the Fayette Street area, according to police.

Penn, who is 5 feet 8 inches tall, is a nonviolent offender who was convicted of child neglect and probation violation.

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