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Escaped Nottoway inmate taken back into custody

NOTTOWAY COUNTY, Va. — The inmate who walked away from the Nottoway Work Center in Burkeville has been recaptured, according to the Nottoway Sheriff’s Office. Jason Michael Day, 38, walked away from a greenhouse work unit at the Nottoway Work Center in Burkeville on Monday morning.

A short time later, his clothes were found at an abandoned property in the 6000 block of Cary Shop Rd.

Prior to his capture, he was seen at about 6:40 a.m. Tuesday on Meherrin Road in Meherrin. Investigators said he was believed to be headed west on the train tracks away from Nottoway County.

The Virginia Department of Corrections activated its emergency response teams to find Day.

He was caught at approximately 3:30 p.m. in Nottoway County, according to the  Virginia Department of Corrections.

Day was convicted in Scott County of possession with intent to distribute. His expected release date was July 11, 2020.

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