Inmate who escaped from Lynchburg jail has been captured

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
James Richard Palvis

James Richard Palvis

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The man who escaped from the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Lynchburg and led investigators on a nearly 60 hour manhunt has been captured Wednesday evening.

James Richard Palvis, 22, was found in Lynchburg around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday. He was discovered between Concord Turnpike and the James River, according to WDBJ.

Monday morning, Palvis escaped from the Blue Ridge Regional Jail under a fence, according to Lynchburg Police.

Palvis has been charged with escaping, which is a Class 6 felony. According to Virginia Law, Class 6 felonies often imprison violators between 1 and 5 years.

Police didn’t specify why Palvis was initially incarcerated, but says he had been convicted of his charges. He is still awaiting sentencing for those charges.