The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


July 3, 2011

Inmate escapes Beckley correctional facility

BECKLEY — West Virginia State Police are searching for an inmate who escaped the Beckley Correctional Center, a work-release and substance abuse treatment facility on Eisenhower Drive, early Saturday morning on foot.

Talbert Foster “Chip” DeHaven III, 34, of Winchester, Va., fled the Department of Corrections facility shortly after having his furlough canceled by the facility officers, confirmed investigating officer Trooper M.S. Efird.

Efird said DeHaven reported back to the facility for a short time before leaving on foot between 2 and 3 a.m. Saturday.

DeHaven is a white male with brown hair and blue eyes and weighs approximately 200 pounds.

At the time of the escape, he was wearing a white tank top and plaid shorts, reported the State Police.

His face and head were cleanly shaven, they said.

Police said he may be operating a 1999 silver Ford Contour with Virginia plates.

Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of Talbert DeHaven is urged tocontact the State Police at 304-256-6700.

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