UPDATE: Escaped inmate taken into custody

Local - 11/1/2013 10:04 AM by Nadine Grimley
UPDATE - Officials confirmed to Newswatch this morning that the man who walked away from the Stevens Correctional Center in Welch has been taken into custody.

Sgt. C.F. Kane said that Lanny Markland was apprehended shortly after 9:30 a.m. Friday.  No other details were released about Markland's capture.

Stick with Newswatch, we'll continue to keep you updated on this developing story. 

WELCH - Police need your help locating an inmate that walked away from a McDowell County correctional center.

Cpl. B.J. Garrestson with the Welch State Police Detachment says Lanny Markland, a trustee at the Stevens Correctional Center in Welch walked away from the facility around 6:30pm Thursday.

Markland is serving time on a second degree armed robbery out of Mercer County.

He is a white man with brown hair and brown eyes, he weights 159 pounds and is five-feet-ten-inches tall.

Anyone with information is asked call the Welch State Police Detachment or the McDowell County 911 center.


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