The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Police/Courts

May 5, 2014

Nicholas County man who escaped from prison captured

COTTLE — An inmate who escaped from the Pruntytown Correctional Center is back behind bars.

West Virginia State Police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous says troopers found 30-year-old Rodney Hypes Jr. on Sunday in a wooded area behind several residences in the Cottle area. Hypes was captured without incident.

Baylous says in a news release that Hypes has been charged with escape.

Media outlets report that Hypes escaped from the prison in Taylor County on Saturday night.

Hypes was serving a sentence for grand larceny and burglary in Nicholas County.

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