UPDATE: Inmate from Beckley Correctional Center Captured

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 11/7/12 @ 10:55 p.m.
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) -- Authorities in Kentucky have captured an inmate who escaped two days earlier from the Beckley Correctional Center.

The U.S. Marshals Service says 26-year-old Joseph Cody Genet was arrested Wednesday at his mother's home in Catlettsburg, Ky.

On Tuesday night, he eluded capture in Ironton, Ohio, when he fled another relative's home on foot as officers arrived.

Genet was discovered missing during an inmate count Monday. He was serving a one-to-15-year sentence at the minimum-security facility for burglary charges in Wayne County.

RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A minimum security inmate was on the run Monday after escaping from the Beckley Correctional Center.

Joseph Genet was discovered missing Monday morning during an inmate count at the center.

Genet is serving a one to 15-year sentence on burglary charges out of Wayne County, W.Va.

Officials did not say how Genet was able to escape from the facility.

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