Escaped West Virginia work-release inmate caught in Ohio

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — An inmate has been caught a day after escaping the Huntington Work Release Center.

Media outlets report 38-year-old Jeffrey S. Spencer was captured early Sunday without incident by police in Lawrence County, Ohio. He was being held in the Lawrence County Jail pending an extradition proceeding Monday.

Spencer scaled a wall at the back lot of the Huntington facility on Saturday. Correctional Officer Dixie Keesee says Spencer was serving time for conspiracy, breaking and entering and receiving stolen goods.


Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail,