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Police Find Man They Say Escaped From Work Release Center

Reported by: Send eMail Mamie Buoy
Web Producer: Mamie Buoy
Also Contributing: Katelyn Sykes
Reported: Dec. 2, 2013 8:50 PM EST
Updated: Dec. 3, 2013 9:33 AM EST

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Work Release Escapee
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Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia

Police found the man who escaped from the Charleston Work Release Center in Nitro, a corrections official said.

Nitro police officers found John E. Riblett about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Mardis Gras Casino, a corrections officer said. He was taken into custody without incident and was being held in the South Central Regional Jail pending arraignment on escape charges.

Riblett will then be transferred to a secure West Virginia Division of Corrections Facility, according to Corrections officials.




Police need your help to find a man who they say escaped from the Charleston Work Release Center.

Investigators say John Riblett left the center around 8:37 a.m. Monday for a work release furlough and never returned.

Riblett is described as a white man, approximately 5'6" tall and 195 pounds. He has salt and pepper hair and green eyes. He has a pronounced stutter when nervous or excited.

Riblett was serving time for welfare fraud.

Anybody with information on Riblett should call the Charletson Work Release Center at (304) 558-2763 or your local police department.



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