COTTLE (AP) — An inmate who escaped from the Pruntytown Correctional Center is back behind bars.
West Virginia State Police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous says troopers found 30-year-old Rodney Hypes Jr. on Sunday in a wooded area behind several residences in the Cottle area. Hypes was captured without incident.
Baylous says in a news release that Hypes has been charged with escape.
Media outlets report that Hypes escaped from the prison in Taylor County on Saturday night.
Hypes was serving a sentence for grand larceny and burglary in Nicholas County.