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News: Media Alert

For Immediate Release: June 19, 2013 — Contact Lisa E. Kinney, (804) 674-3275, or Larry Traylor, (804) 674-3574

VADOC Offender Walks Off Work Site at Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport

RICHMOND - At approximately 9:35 a.m. this morning, a male offender in the custody of the Virginia Department of Corrections walked away from a work unit at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport in Weyers Cave, Virginia. The Virginia DOC has activated emergency response plans to apprehend the offender assigned to Cold Springs Work Center. State police and local law enforcement are on the scene. The offender has been identified as Karan Batra, 44 years of age, 5' 5" and 165 pounds (See photo on VADOC escapee page). If you see this individual, do not approach but instead call your local police or 911. Safety is our highest priority, and we are working rapidly to apprehend this individual.