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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 Apprehended After Walking Off Work Site at Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport This Morning

RICHMOND - A male offender in the custody of the Virginia Department of Corrections who walked away from a work unit at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport this morning has been apprehended.

Offender Karan Batra was apprehended in Washington, D.C. at approximately 6:40 p.m. by the U.S. Marshall Service. This action was the result of collaboration between the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC), Virginia State Police (VSP), Augusta County Sheriff’s Department, and Shenandoah Regional Airport Security.

Batra, assigned to Cold Springs Work Center, walked away from a work unit at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport in Weyers Cave, Virginia around 9:35 a.m. this morning.