The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 15, 2013

Police searching for female escapee from correctional center

Police are on the lookout for a woman who is missing from the Beckley Correctional Center.

Amanda Renee Taylor, 36, was allowed to go on a two-hour shopping trip, but never returned to the facility.

Taylor is serving one to five years for operating or attempting to operate clandestine drug laboratories and an additional three years and nine months for fraud with an access device. These charges are from Kanawha County.

Taylor is described as a white female with brown hair and brown eyes, approximately 5-foot-5 and 175 pounds.

She has no known scars, but has multiple tattoos, including “TLW” in a star on her right back upper arm, “Issues” on right wrist, “13 1/3” on right hand on top, “Galeah” on left back forearm, heart and love on left front lower leg, a tiger on her right front upper leg, praying hands and a cross with the names “Jenny” and “Patty” on left front forearm, a heart and “3-8-1” on back torso, and a dove and “SML” on the back of her neck.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call 304-256-6780.


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