Authorities released no update on the search for four escaped inmates on Sunday, a day after they were discovered missing from a federal prison satellite camp in Virginia.
Inmates Corey Branch, Tavares Lajuane Graham, Lamonte Rashawn Willis and Kareem Allen Shaw were discovered missing from the satellite camp at the Petersburg Federal Correctional Complex in Hopewell, Va., around 1:45 a.m. Saturday, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said in A press release. The minimum-security facility houses 185 male offenders, officials said. Authorities gave no details on how the detainees escaped. Authorities released no new information about the search on Sunday.
The US Marshals Service, FBI and other law enforcement agencies have been notified and an internal investigation has been opened, officials said.
Branch, 41, was sentenced in the Eastern District of Virginia to more than 13 years for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and felony in possession of a firearm. Graham, 44, was sentenced in the Eastern District of North Carolina to 10 years for possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and 28 grams or more of cocaine base, and possession of a firearm. fire as part of a crime of drug trafficking.
Willis, 30, was sentenced in the Eastern District of Virginia to 18 years for possession and concealment of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Shaw, 46, was sentenced in the Western District of Virginia to more than 16 years for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a measurable amount of heroin.