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CAPTURED: Escapee from Beckley Correctional Center caught in Putnam County

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UPDATE: A prisoner that escaped from the Beckley Correctional Center early Tuesday has been captured in Putnam County, according to Beckley Correctional Center authorities.


Frank Smith was captured just before 6:30 Tuesday night.

Smith's original offense was attempt to commit a felony.  

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A man escaped from the Beckley Correctional Center in Raleigh County Tuesday morning just before 4 a.m.

Frank R. Smith is a 27-year-old white male, and is just under 6-feet-tall. He weighs 175-pounds, has blue eyes, and strawberry blonde hair.

He has a tattoo of stars around a scar on his left forearm, the state of West Virginia and praying hands on his neck, and a cross on his middle finger of his right hand, and several more.

Smith's original offense was attempt to commit a felony.