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Update: Escaped Inmate Found

June 19, 2013

UPDATE:

From the Virginia State Police:

"The search for a missing inmate was suspended shortly before 7 p.m.
Wednesday (June 19, 2013). With the assistance of the US Marshals
Service, Karan Batra 44, was located in Washington, D.C., and taken into
custody without incident at approximately 6:45 p.m. Virginia State
Police, Augusta County Sheriff's Office and Virginia Department of
Corrections spent the day conducting extensive ground searches and
following up on numerous tips of possible sightings."

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The Virginia State Police and Virginia Department of Corrections (VDOC) are searching for an inmate who escaped from custody while on a work-release assignment at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport in Weyers Cave.

On Wednesday, at approximately 9:35 AM, an inmate walked away from a work unit at the airport.

The inmate is Karan Batra, 44, an Asian male. He is 5 feet 5 inches in height and weighs approximately 165 lbs. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and an orange, Department of Corrections work shirt.

Batra's convictions are for non-violent crimes and he does have connections to Northern Virginia, specifically the Alexandria area.

Anyone with information about Batra is asked to immediate dial #77 on a cell phone or 911 to contact State Police. Though the individual is not considered dangerous, he should not be approached.


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