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UPDATE: Escapee captured during drug investigation in Kanawha County, WV

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An escapee from the Beckley Correctional Center has been captured in Kanawha County, WV.

Kevin Burford escaped from work release about one month ago and according to a release from the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, was captured in Glasgow, WV on Nov. 13.  The Sheriff's Tactical Operations Patrol (STOP) team was involved in a drug investigation when they received information that Burford was staying on Third Avenue in Glasgow.

Then members of STOP went to the home and found Burford inside trying to hide.  He was taken into custody without incident.  According to the release, Burford was still wearing his Dept. of Corrections t-shirt with his name and DOC number on it.

Burford was arraigned in Magistrate Court today.

He is now being held in the Mt. Olive Correctional Facility.



According to a press release, police are looking for a man who escaped from the Beckley Correctional Center Saturday.

Kevin D. Burford was originally sentenced to five years for manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance in Braxton County.

Burford is described as a white male 5'10" weighting about 200 pounds with brown hair blue eyes, also has a Garfield tattoo that says "Tom Cat" on the upper right arm along with several other tattoos on his left arm and shoulder.

Anyone who have seen or know where Burford whereabouts are asked to contact local police.

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