- Associated Press - Saturday, February 6, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Authorities say an escaped work-release inmate from Henrico County, Virginia, has been captured in Florida, three days after he removed his GPS monitoring device and fled the state.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch (https://tinyurl.com/hfpysbk) reports that 54-year-old James Booth was captured early Saturday in Palm Coast, Florida, where he was hiding in a shed.

The sheriff’s office in Flager County, Florida, says police learned of Booth’s whereabouts after a crash on Interstate 95. Witnesses said three people inside the crashed vehicle had run away.

Authorities searched for him for several hours Friday night before he was located Saturday morning.

Henrico Sheriff Mike Wade said Booth tampered with his monitoring device on Wednesday while working at a tire store in Ashland. Both pleaded guilty in December to manufacturing drugs.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, https://www.timesdispatch.com



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