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Escapee From Beckley Correctional Center Nabbed
Reported by: Mamie Buoy
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 17, 2012 5:32 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 17, 2012 5:53 PM EDT
Beckley , West Virginia
A man who escaped from the Beckley Correctional Facility is back behind bars.
Michael Sampson was found this afternoon in the Cabell Heights area of Beckley after escaping from the correctional facility Thursday morning, West Virginia State Police said.
Sampson was serving time for burglary. Additional charges are now pending.
A man doing time for burglary in Raleigh County hasn't been seen since he walked away from his job on Thursday.
Michael Sampson, 29, is a white male with brown hair and blue eyes, standing about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing about 175 pounds, workers at the West Virginia Division of Corrections in Beckley said. They said he took off from the McDonald's in the Beckley plaza, where he worked, and didn't return to the prison facility.
Sampson has a number of tattoos, including three dots on the top of his right hand, "Mike" on his right forearm, dice on his right forearm, and flames with the words "Tru Playa" on his left upper arm.
A warrant for his arrest has been issued by a Raleigh County magistrate. If you have any information on Sampson's whereabouts, call 911.
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