W.Va. inmate who escaped in May captured in Va.
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia inmate who escaped in May is back in custody following his capture in Virginia.
The Beckley Correctional Center tells media outlets that 40-year-old Chad Edward Cook was captured in Roanoke on Sunday.
Roanoke police spokesman Scott Leamon tells The Register-Herald that an officer stopped Cook after he saw the inmate riding a bicycle without tail light reflectors on a sidewalk.
Leamon says the officer discovered that Cook was a fugitive from West Virginia.
West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety spokesman Lawrence Messina says Cook left a work release job in May.
Cook was serving a sentence for fraud, forgery and false pretenses in Harrison and Upshur counties.
Leamon says Cook is charged in Virginia with falsifying a public document and a traffic violation.