One escapee is back in custody, another is still on the run

Raleigh County
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9:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2019:  A man who escaped from home confinement is back in custody.  Deputies with the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department said Gary Lee Scott, II was arrested.  He cut off his monitoring braclet last Wednesday.

Deputies are still looking for Eugene Douglas Kerns who also cut his monitoring braclet last week.  Anyone with information on Kerns location is asked to contact the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department or CrimeStoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP (7867).  Anonymous tips can also be left online at the Crime Stoppers website or by using the P3 Tips app on any Apple or Android device.


ORIGINAL STORY: Two days and two escapes from home confinement.  Deputies are now asking for help from the community to find the suspects.  

The first happened on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019.  Gary Lee Scott, II cut off his monitoring bracelet and left his home in Sophia.  Scott was being held for a felony charge and multiple misdemeanor offences.

Scott is a white man who stands 6-feet 1-inch tall and weighs around 170 pounds.  He is 32-years-old with blue eyes and brown hair.

The second offender, Eugene Douglas Kerns cut off his monitoring bracelet on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.  He was being held for a felony charge of shoplifting.  

Kerns is a 39-year-old white man who stands 6-feet 1-inch tall and weighs around 225 pounds.  He also has blue eyes and brown hair.

Anyone who knows the location of either man is asked to contact 911, the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office at 304-255-9300 or CrimeStoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP (7867).  Anonymous tips can also be left online at the Crime Stoppers website or by using the P3 Tips app on any Apple or Android device.

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