Escaped convict in Tazewell County is captured


12 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016 UPDATE:

A man who had failed to return to prison after a doctor’s appointment in Richlands is back in custody.  Franklin Carroll was wanted after he failed to return to jail in Tazewell County, VA.  He was picked up in Princeton, WV on Wednesday, Dec. 28 by Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputies.

ORIGINAL STORY: Officials are asking for help from the public to track down a man who failed to return to jail.  Franklin Carroll was released from the Southwestern Virginia Regional Jail in Tazewell on Christmas eve for a trip to the doctor.  He was supposed to return to the jail on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, but did not come back.

Carroll was serving a sentence for shoplifting.  He is described as a white man who stands 6-feet tall and weighs 155-pounds.  He has blonde hair and blue eyes.  Anyone with information on his location is asked to call 276-988-0645.

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