Work release inmate charged with escape

By Staff reports
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Nitro police arrested a West Virginia Division of Corrections inmate who did not return to the Charleston Work Release Center on Monday.John Riblett was arrested at the Mardi Gras Casino in Nitro just before 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, Corrections Officer Christopher Gillespie said in a news release. He was charged with escape and is being held in Mount Olive Correctional Complex, according to the release.Gillespie said Riblett left the center at about 8:30 a.m. Monday for a work release furlough and did not return later as required.
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