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escaped inmate caught in Weirton

Updated: Friday, December 27 2013, 11:39 PM EST


WEIRTON - Inmate Chris Johnson, who escaped from the Harrison County Sheriff's office, was caught by the Weirton Police on Friday evening.

Harrison County Sheriff Ron Myers informed NEWS9 that officers were able to located Johnson at a hotel on Three Springs Drive.

Myers said authorities in Harrison County had been pinging Johnson's phone in the area which allowed them to locate him.

Johnson was being held on a bonds from the common pleas court for a probation violation and forgery charges.  he was working in the sheriff's office cleaning and escaped from the rear of the office through a gate that malfunctioned and did not close after a unit left through the gate.

escaped inmate caught in Weirton

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