Police: Escaped Bristol, Va. inmate captured

Steven Andrew Thompson

BRISTOL, VA (WJHL) – Bristol, Va. Police Department officials confirmed to News Channel 11 that the inmate who escaped from custody Wednesday afternoon has been captured.

According to BVPD Sgt. Steven Crawford, Steven Thompson was reportedly spotted Thursday night in the area of Randolph Street and Wagner Road.

Crawford said there was a sighting of Thompson going into the Ballpark Corner Market, which led police to the 700 block of Wagner Road where he was found hiding in a house.

A K-9 officer was used in the search and led officers to Thompson, where he was taken into custody.

According to Crawford, Thompson was taken to the Bristol, Va. City Jail. He now faces an escape charge along with other charges of obstruction and possession of ammunition.

Thompson also has burglary charges pending out of Washington County, Va.

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