Russell County

Escaped inmate now back in custody

RUSSELL COUNTY, Va. - A Southwest Virginia inmate who was on the run for more than 10 hours is back in custody.

The Appalachian Detention Center Corrections Department tells News 5 20-year-old Kendall Lee Larock escaped Thursday morning, after leaving a court-ordered program in Honaker, Virginia.

The Russell County Sheriff's Office says Larock was found Thursday night after, they say, he broke into a home in the Belfast Community and stole several items.

Larock now faces new charges of felony escape, breaking and entering, grand larceny, resisting arrest, tampering with a motor vehicle and petty larceny. He was already serving sentences for burglary and drug convictions.

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