Virginia inmate caught after escaping...

Virginia inmate caught after escaping work detail

There are 8 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Jun 27, 2008, titled Virginia inmate caught after escaping work detail. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

An inmate who walked away from a work detail in Burkeville has been recaptured. Dispatcher Candice Gauldin of the Nottoway County Sheriff's Office says 25-year-old Jermaine Lamont Brown was recaptured around ...

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M Vick

Washington, DC

#1 Jun 27, 2008
Maybe it time to go back to the chain gang, cant seem to trust anyone anymore. I guess he just added time to his sentance.

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Jun 27, 2008
Yep he sure did but the question is, why was he washing the cars of certain town council people. He took an EMS outfit and ran down the tracks in back of the Fire station. Still the crazy thing is that he got lost in Burkeville, real brilliant of him. He claims that he wanted to commit suicide which is a crock because all he had to was lay down on the tracks when a train came along and that would have been that.


#3 Jun 27, 2008
My question is why did it take an hour to set off the tones to alert the public??

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Jun 28, 2008
One hour, when we crossed the tracks next to the fire station, I caught a glimpse of something in white disappearing into the woods. Unless you knew what he was dressed in you would not have known that he escaped. They have an orange shirt and blue pants with an orange stripe down the legs. The helicopter was in place within the hour and the tones were set off pretty quick I think. Of course you have the dummies up at the fire station who think the inmates can be trusted. Not so and the inmates have an hour for lunch. Which means it was about one o'clock when it was discovered that he had fled. Only witness'es who saw him running across the track knew something was out the ordinary. My husband worked corrections for years and if he had seen the figure he would have known what it was. As for me it was a quick glance at the backside disappearing into the woods. Of course the town officials will have their usual spin on this. Let us hope the State Investigators don't fall for their stories.


#5 Jun 28, 2008
It was reported across the scanner at 1:03. The tones were not set off until 2 something.

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Jun 29, 2008
Well he was caught that night which is a lot faster than the one who escaped from Dillwyn. The dummy got lost in Burkeville. But think on this those officers had to stand out there in that heat on them because someone at the town failed to properly check on them. And it was the duty officer's fault for allowing him to run.

“low tolerance for stupid”

Since: Apr 08

Hampton VA

#7 Jun 29, 2008
Shackle them togather. They will move slower and won't be able to change clothes.
And the orange shirt should have a target on the front and back. Might make them think twice about running.

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Jun 30, 2008
I suspect that there is more to this than we know right now. But then again I think this guy was dumb to have escaped with so little time left. However there will always be those who say poor thing like the officials did.

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