Search underway for 3 escaped prisoners in Virginia

This photo provided by Federal Bureau of Prisons shows from left, Corey Branch, Tavares Lajuane Graham, Lamonte Rashawn Willis and Kareem Allen Shaw. Federal officials say four inmates have escaped from a federal prison’s satellite camp in Virginia. The Federal Bureau of Prisons says inmates Corey Branch, Tavares Lajuane Graham, Lamonte Rashawn Willis and Kareem Allen Shaw were discovered missing from the Federal Correctional Complex Petersburg’s satellite camp in Hopewell, Va., Saturday, June 18, 2022. (Federal Bureau of Prisons via AP)

This photo provided by Federal Bureau of Prisons shows from left, Corey Branch, Tavares Lajuane Graham, Lamonte Rashawn Willis and Kareem Allen Shaw. (Federal Bureau of Prisons via AP)

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UPDATED 4:18 PM PT – Monday, June 20 2022

A manhunt is underway for three inmates who escaped from a federal prison camp in Virginia. On Saturday morning, authorities discovered the inmates missing from the Federal Correctional Complex in Petersburg. The inmates went missing from a satellite camp in Hopewell, southeast of Richmond

The inmates have been identified as Corey Branch, Lamonte Willis and Kareem Allen Shaw. They range in age from 30 to 46 and were serving time for various offenses, including illegal drug and firearm possession.

Branch is serving 13 years for intent to distribute fentanyl and felon in possession of a firearm. Willis is serving an 18 year sentence for possessing and concealing a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Shaw is serving a 16 year sentence for conspiracy to sell heroin.

The US Marshals and FBI are assisting local law enforcement with the search and investigation. The group of escaped inmates was originally four but one has turned himself in.

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