Virginia prison escape: Two inmates, including a murderer convicted of a double homicide, are captured after their escape


Two inmates who escaped from a Virginia jail were captured after authorities found them hiding in a barn in Tennessee, officials said.

Officers apprehended Johnny Shane Brown and Albert Lee Ricketson Friday in Rogersville, Tennessee, after the couple escaped from the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority in Abingdon the previous day, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said.

Authorities had said the escapees were traveling in a stolen gold-colored Cadillac SUV with Virginia license plates that had “visible damage” to the rear.

Then on Friday, the duo were arrested without incident about four miles from the location of the stolen vehicle, police said.

Brown, a 51-year-old federal inmate, is being held in Washington County Jail in Tennessee without bail, while Ricketson, a 31-year-old man convicted of double homicide, is in Hawkins County, Tennessee, jail without surety, the sheriff. said the office.


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